December 13th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Venezuela's Chavez making progress after surgery, minister says

It appears as thought Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making progress in his recovery, but it will take a while for him to get back to full strength after surgery.

Communication Minister Ernesto Villegas said Thursday Chavez is making a progressive recovery but he'll need time to recuperate due to the complexity of the operation he underwent and complications due to a hemorrhage that was treated.

Chavez responded positively to the treatment and will need further treatments to fully recover, Villegas said in a statement broadcast on Venezuelan state television.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    "It appears as thought Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making progress in his recovery...."
    Good editing.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"


    December 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mark Antony

    Chavez, you fool, instead of fancying about destroying imperialism and capitalism, go clean the streets in your country first and let young people find jobs.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. the prophet

    NOT news

    December 14, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Deborah55

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy unless it happened twice.....the Karma bus is visiting Chavez....

    December 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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