Venezuelan gov't: Chavez fighting lung infection

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 4:30 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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.

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