Chávez has a respiratory infection, according to official communiqué
Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas said that according to the medical staff taking care of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries
Reading a communique in an obligatory simultaneous radio and television address, Villegas said that according to the medical team taking care of the Venezuelan Head of State, this condition is common in patients undergoing complicated surgeries.
Doctors recommended complete rest and the adequate treatment in the coming days, the communiqué added.
Chávez underwent surgery last December 11 in Havana, Cuba, as part of his cancer treatment.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.