HAVANA TIMES – Given the recent rumors about the possible death of the Venezuelan president, VP Nicolás Maduro said today that Hugo Chavez is currently battling for his health and life, reported PULSAR news service.
Maduro explained that the president is facing a delicate health condition “simply because he gave his all for the poor and worked tirelessly without rest for the Venezuelan people.”
Hugo Chavez is being treated at the Military Hospital in Caracas since February 18 when he was transferred from Havana, Cuba, where he underwent delicate surgery to treat cancer in the “pelvic area”. It was his fourth such operation in a year and a half.
Maduro also rejected the Venezuelan opposition demands for proof of the state of health of President Chavez. The vice president accused the opposition of treason and said they will never believe any information the government provides the Venezuelan people about the health of Hugo Chavez.
While Maduro said the president has lived hard times after his surgery in Cuba, he insisted that Chavez is still giving orders despite his breathing difficulties.