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The Venezuelan government issued a communiqué today indicating that Hugo Chavez has recovered from the respiratory complications of his most recent surgery to treat his cancer.  For the first time that I know of, the communiqué identifies the cancer as in the pelvis.

Here's the original Spanish document:

COMUNICADO
El Gobierno de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
informa al pueblo venezolano y demás pueblos hermanos
sobre la evolución clínica del presidente Hugo Chávez.
Tras 45 días de habérsele practicado una compleja
intervención quirúrgica, para la extirpación de una lesión
maligna en la pelvis, con complicaciones agudas severas,
la evolución general del paciente es favorable.
Para este momento la infección respiratoria grave ha sido
superada, aunque persiste cierto grado de insuficiencia
respiratoria, que está siendo debidamente tratada.
Alcanzada esta evolución, se comenzó a aplicar
tratamiento médico sistémico para la enfermedad de base,
como complemento a la cirugía del pasado 11 de
diciembre.
Se continuarán realizando al presidente Chávez análisis
complementarios de laboratorio e imagenológicos para el
seguimiento estricto de la evolución del paciente.
El Comandante Chávez ha estado cumpliendo cabalmente
el tratamiento médico y siempre ha estado activo en su
proceso de recuperación, que no ha concluido.
Igualmente, el Presidente se ha mantenido, en la medida
de las posibilidades de cada momento, dando seguimiento
a las principales tareas del país y a otras áreas afines a su
responsabilidad al frente del Estado, mediante la revisión
de documentación y reuniones con los principales
dirigentes del Gobierno Bolivariano, ejerciendo liderazgo
con la toma de decisiones de política interna y externa. Las oraciones y el amor de millones de seres humanos a lo
largo y ancho del planeta, especialmente en la tierra de
Bolívar, se han conjugado con la enorme fortaleza física y
espiritual del Comandante Chávez para ayudarlo a superar
momentos muy difíciles.  
El Gobierno Bolivariano agradece estos gestos e invita a
los pueblos a seguir acompañando con ellos al líder
revolucionario en las batallas que le restan por librar para
alcanzar el restablecimiento de su salud.
Asimismo, el Gobierno Bolivariano deplora una vez más la
canallesca conducta de cierta prensa comercial,
particularmente las de los diarios españoles El País y ABC,
y sus liliputienses altavoces en Venezuela, que en su afán
por la mentira han violentado todo límite ético y moral para
denigrar del comandante Chávez y tratar de descarrilar a la
Revolución Bolivariana.
El ataque morboso e inclemente, que llegó a su clímax con
la publicación de una grotesca fotografía atribuida al
presidente Chávez en la portada de El País de España,
seguramente no cesará, pero encontrará de frente a  un
pueblo erguido, consciente y unido, digno hijo de Bolívar,
que no permitirá bajo ningún concepto que se tuerza su
voluntad de construir el socialismo bolivariano.
¡Qué viva Chávez!
Santiago de Chile, en el marco de la II Cumbre de la Celac,
hija del liderazgo latino caribeño de Hugo Chávez,
26 de enero de 2013.
My translation on the flip...
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COMMUNIQUÉ

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informs the Venezuelan people and those of our brother nations regarding the clinical evolution of President Hugo Chávez.  Forty-five days after a complex surgical operation, to remove a malignant tumor in the pelvis, which resulted in severely acute complications,  the patient's general progress is favorable.  At this time he has recovered from a severe respiratory infection, and although respiratory symptoms remain present he is being adequately treated for them.  With this development in his recovery, he is now being treated systematically for the underlying illness, in complement to the surgery conducted last December 11.

President Chávez is under close observation through laboratory and imaging tests as he undergoes his medical treatment, and he has remained active through the recuperation process, which is still underway.

The President has, furthermore, continued to follow -- inasmuch as his condition allows it -- the principal tasks of the nation and other areas related to his responsibilities as head of state, through the review of documents and meetings with the principal figures of the Bolivarian Government, leading the decision-making process in both domestic and foreign policy.  The prayers and love of millions of human beings across the width and breadth of the plante, and especially in the land of Bolívar, have joined with the enormous physical and spiritual strength of Commander Chávez to aid him in overcoming very trying times.

The Bolivarian Government offers thanks for these gestures and invites the peoples of the world to continue aiding the revolutionary leader in the battles he still must fight in order to achieve the recovery of his health.  At the same time, the Bolivarian Government deplores the execrable conduct of certain press outlets, particularly the Spanish newspapers El País and ABC, and their lilliputian spokespeople in Venezuela, who in mendacious manner have trespassed every ethical and moral boundary in order to denigrate Commander Chávez and attempt to derail the Bolivarian Revolution.

The morbid and inclement attack, that reached its climax with a grotesque photograph attributed to President Chávez on the front page of El País of Spain, will certainly not end, but it will find against it an erect, conscious, and united people, worthy son of Bolívar, which will never permit under any circumstances that its will to construct Bolivarian socialism be twisted.

Long Live Chávez!

Santiago de Chile, during the Second Summit of the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States, fruit of the Caribbean and Latin leadership of Hugo Chávez, Jan.  
26, 2013.

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