President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is in stable conditions after going through ‘complex and delicate’ surgery in Cuba, the Venezuelan embassy here is reporting.
In a release the embassy said Chavez went through a surgical operation that lasted six hours and is presently undergoing “complex postoperative recovery process.”
“We trust the physical and spiritual strength of Commander Hugo Chávez and the medical treatment,” the embassy said.
The release continues, “The Bolivarian Government invites the Venezuelan people and other fraternal peoples to be with President Chávez in this new testing time with their prayers and solidarity, which sure make him stronger every day.”
Chavez is accompanied by his closest relatives who, according to the release, thank those who show solidarity and affection for the president.
Chavez, 58, has undergone three surgeries to remove two tumors since June 2011.