Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez Has Respiratory Infection After Cancer Treatment

Venezuelan government says he needs "complete rest" for a few days


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a respiratory infection after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba and must have "complete rest" for the next few days, the government said Tuesday.

The socialist leader is in stable condition after being diagnosed with the respiratory infection on Monday, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on television, reading a government statement.