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.
Ever since last March 9, when US President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order declaring Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States, the Venezuelan government has screamed denunciations of supposed plans of invasion or military incursion by the United States.