The military hospital where Chavez is being treated
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Venezuelans on fears for Chavez's health

The Venezuelan information minister, Ernesto Villegas, has announced that the breathing problems of President Hugo Chavez have worsened and he is suffering from a new severe respiratory infection.

Mr Chavez returned to Venezuela last month after being treated for cancer in Cuba, but has not appeared in public since.

Some supporters gathered at a chapel outside the military hospital where he is being treated to offer the ailing president their support and prayers.

Pro-opposition students demanded authorities provide more information about the state of his health.

  • 05 Mar 2013
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