Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing “complex” alternative treatments more than two months after having cancer surgery in Cuba, the country’s vice president said on Thursday
The government, which rejects allegations it has not been transparent about Chavez’s health, says he has completed a difficult post-operative period and has started a “new phase” of his recuperation. It has not given details of this new phase.
“Today our commander is undergoing alternative treatments. They are complex and difficult treatments that must, at some point, end the cycle of his illness,” Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in comments on state TV.
The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen in public since he went to Havana for the operation on December 11, his fourth surgery for cancer in 18 months.