Ailing Chavez making progress

2013-01-15 19:55
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez (Picture: AP)

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez (Picture: AP)

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Caracas - President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from cancer surgery, is making progress, his vice president said on Tuesday after returning from a trip to Havana to visit the Venezuelan leader.

Chavez, who has been battling complications since undergoing surgery more than a month ago, is "climbing the hill, he is advancing", said Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro, who returned overnight after a three-day visit to Havana, said he and other members of the government had spoken with Chavez over the past few days about national matters.

"We saw him up until yesterday (Monday)," he said, adding that they had updated ailing leader on "how our people is progressing”.

Maduro spoke at a meeting with the nation's governors.

The government's most recent status report on Chavez's health said he has shown improvement in recent days but is still suffering from a "respiratory insufficiency" caused by a severe pulmonary infection.

In office since 1999, Chavez was too sick to make it to his own inauguration on 10 January, so his swearing-in has been indefinitely postponed.

He was re-elected 7 October to another six year term.


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