Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in a ‘good mood’, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in an official statement on Saturday.
He added that cancer-stricken Chavez began a course of chemotherapy in Cuba in January and currently continues it in a military hospital in Caracas.
Earlier this week, Maduro dismissed rumors about Chavez’s death, saying that the Venezuelan leader was ruling the country from his hospital ward.
Chavez supporters should ignore rumors about his health
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro has suggested all supporters of Hugo Chavez ignore rumors about the president’s health. He noted that Chavez was still undergoing "difficult and complicated" treatment.
"All of these treatments are time-consuming, and require a careful approach," - said Maduro.
He accused Colombian and Spanish media outlets of "lying to the country and the world.”
In October last year, Chavez secured a victory at the presidential elections, but in early December was forced to fly to Cuba for more surgery. The President explained that malignant cells had once again been detected in his body. The fourth in a year and a half surgery was carried out in Havana on December 11.
Authorities said it took six hours and passed with complications, such as infection and excessive bleeding, which the surgeons managed to stop.
Last week, Chavez was brought home after two months of treatment in Cuba, and taken to the capital’s Military Hospital. Since the surgery, he has not made a single public appearance on television or radio.
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