Complications for Chavez

Via the BBC:  Hugo Chavez: Venezuela leader suffers ‘new complications’

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president has said.

In a televised address from Cuba, Nicolas Maduro said Mr Chavez continued to be in a "delicate state".


Mr Maduro did not give details about Mr Chavez’s condition but said the latest complications were connected to the respiratory infection.


"The state of health of President Chavez continues to be delicate."

He added that the treatment was "not without risk."

Chavez is supposed to be sworn in for his new term in office on the 10th of January.

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  1. Trumwill mobile says:

    It seems pretty clear he is faking it to avoid testifying about Benghazi.