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Chavez suffering from complications from surgery

world Updated: Jan 04, 2013 08:47 IST

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Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez is being treated for a respiratory deficiency after complications from a severe lung infection.

Information minister Ernesto Villegas provided the update on the ailing president's condition Thursday night. He read from a statement saying that Chavez's lung infection had led to "respiratory deficiency" and required strict compliance with his medical treatment.

The government expressed confidence in the medical team treating Chavez in Cuba.