Chávez has a respiratory infection, according to official communiqué
Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas said that according to the medical staff taking care of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries
Reading a communique in an obligatory simultaneous radio and television address, Villegas said that according to the medical team taking care of the Venezuelan Head of State, this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries.
Doctors recommended complete rest and the adequate treatment in the coming days, the communiqué added.
Chávez underwent surgery last December 11 in Havana, Cuba, as part of his cancer treatment.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.