Chavez fighting severe lung infection
- Published: 4 Jan 2013 at 10.56
- Online news:
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez is being treated for "respiratory deficiency" after complications from a severe lung infection.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (AFP photo)
Information Minister Ernesto Villegas provided the update on Chavez's condition Thursday night. He read from a statement saying that Chavez's lung infection had led to "respiratory deficiency" and required strict compliance with his medical treatment.
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