Sheikh Nasef, the Muslim imam of the Mosque of Managua, speaks during a mass to pray for the health of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Managua December 12, 2012. Chavez is in stable condition after his cancer operation in Cuba, Venezuela's Informatio
Venezuela's Chavez suffered complications from surgery: information minister
Posted : Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:07PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez suffered complications related to cancer surgery in Cuba and underwent further treatment to stop bleeding, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on Thursday.
"The patient is recovering progressively and favorably and his vital signs are normal," Villegas said in a broadcast on state TV. "Corrective measures were required," he added, as a result of bleeding caused by Tuesday's operation.
(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Brian Ellsworth and Will Dunham)
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