A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves a national flag next to a giant picture of Chavez, in front of a military hospital where Chavez is being treated, in Caracas February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela's Chavez still suffers breathing problems
Posted : Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:41PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems after his operation in Cuba more than two months ago, the government said on Thursday.
"The breathing insufficiency that emerged post-operation persists, and the tendency has not been favorable, so it is still being treated," read the first official communiqué on Chavez's health since his return to Venezuela on Monday.
(Reporting by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Todd Eastham)
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