May 25, 2013
'Chávez in good spirits though ups and downs,' Bolivia's Morales
Bolivian president, Evo Morales, says his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, is in stable conditions but still suffering from relapses in his recovery from a fourth round of surgery for cancer.
Morales couldn't meety with the Caribbean leader but said doctors and relatives of Chávez informed him about his current condition.
"He's in good spirits and fighting for his lige, then he'll fight for his land: Venezuela", Morales said in a press conference held in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Chávez, who's convalescing in seclusion at a Caracas military hospital, is suffering from complications after coming back to Venezuela after undergoing a fourth round of surgery for cancer in Cuba, where he stayed for over two months.
Morales statement comes amid demands from the Venezuelan opposition that the government in Caracas tell the truth about the president's health.
Chavez, who was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in June 2011, but the government has never disclosed the exact nature, location and severity of the cancer.