Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez attend a rally to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the last Venezuelan dictatorship collapse, in Caracas January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Venezuela's Chavez has overcome respiratory infection - minister
Posted : Saturday, 26 January 2013 05:11PM
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has overcome a serious respiratory infection, but is still being treated for breathing problems after cancer surgery last month, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas told reporters in Chile on Saturday.
Chavez has not been seen in public since he underwent his fourth and most serious cancer operation in Cuba on December 11.
(Reporting by Fabian Cambero; Writing by Helen Popper; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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