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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:28 AM

Venezuela's Chavez overcomes infection, still having treatment

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has overcome a respiratory infection, but is still being treated for breathing problems after cancer surgery in Cuba last month, a government minister said on Saturday.

Official statements have sounded upbeat about the socialist president's condition in recent weeks, following rumours he was gravely ill in a hospital in Havana and might be unable to keep governing after being re-elected in October to a third term.

"(Chavez) has overcome the respiratory infection, although he still has a certain degree of respiratory insufficiency," Information Minister Ernesto Villegas told reporters in Chile, where Latin American and European leaders are meeting.

"Vice President (Nicolas) Maduro has estimated that Chavez could come back in weeks, but we haven't wanted to put a time frame on the president's recovery," Villegas added.



Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/27/uk-venezuela-chavez-infection-idUKBRE90P0L120130127

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
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quadrature Jan 2013 #2
bitchkitty Jan 2013 #3

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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:41 AM

1. I'm mainly concerned about what will happen after Chavez dies.

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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:07 AM

2. 'respiratory insufficiency' means what?

breathing from an O2 bottle

tubed

something else?

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Response to quadrature (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:10 PM

3. Why don't you call the hospital and ask?

Although my guess would be that his lungs are weak after having a serious infection.

But of course, it could be a fucking commie plot to keep everyone unaware of his every bowel movement.

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