The health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has evolved in a "favourable" way in recent days, although he still requires treatment for respiratory failure, the government has said.
"Despite his delicate state … in recent days the general medical evolution has been favourable," said the latest official
statement on Chavez's health on Sunday.
"The respiratory infection is controlled, though the commander-president still requires specific measures to solve
breathing insufficiency … he is conscious."