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.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.