New infection leaves Victor-Marie Hugo Chávez in 'delicate' condition

A Venezuelan girl holds a photograph of Victor-Marie Hugo Chávez in hospital with 2 of his daughters at his facet. Photograph: Fernando Llano/AP

Hugo Chávez has developed a severe new infection that has left the president's health in a {very} very delicate condition, the Venezuelan government has proclaimed.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of national capital at the weekend demanding  the govt "tell the truth" concerning the president's condition. Protesters suspect officers of keeping from the general public a full account of Chávez's failing health.

Chávez's respiratory issues have worsened and he's stricken by a replacement, severe infection when undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuela's government same on Monday.

Reading the most recent official assessment, the knowledge minister, Ernesto Villegas, said: "Today there's a worsening of his metabolism perform. associated with his depressed system there's currently a replacement, severe infection.

"The president has been receiving high-impact therapy, at the side of alternative complementary treatments ... his general condition continues to be terribly delicate."

Chávez, 58, created a surprise pre-dawn come back to Venezuela from Cuba fortnight past via medical transport. the govt has same he remains during a tightly guarded suite at a national capital infirmary.

He has not been seen publically nor detected from since his operation in capital of Cuba on eleven December, his fourth cancer surgery since the malady was detected in his girdle region in mid-2011.

Chávez suffered multiple complications when the operation together with surprising injury ANd an earlier severe infection that officers same had been controlled. the govt same the president had bother speaking as a result of he was respiratory through a cartilaginous tube tube however that he was giving orders to ministers by writing them down.

"The commander-president remains clinging to Christ and to life, responsive to the difficulties that he's facing and obliging strictly with the programme designed by his medical team," Villegas same.

Chávez had antecedently undergone backbreaking rounds of therapy and radiation treatment, that occasionally left him bald and puffed. He doubly excessively optimistically declared himself cured.

The only sight of the previous soldier since his latest operation were four photos printed by the govt whereas he was still in capital of Cuba, showing him lying during a single bed.

The government is furious at rumours in recent days that Chávez may need died, blaming them on a plot by "far-right fascists".