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Chavez develops problems after surgery

Chavez develops problems after surgery

Thu, January 03, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from complications resulting from a "severe lung infection" which developed after surgery.

This is according to officials, who reported that Chavez, 58, had his fourth operation for cancer in Cuba last month. He then developed a respiratory infection.

In a statement from Caracas, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said the infection had "led to a respiratory insufficiency".

Chavez is due to be sworn in for another term in office on January 10.

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