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Chavez condition 'stable' but delicate: son-in-law

Published on Jan 3, 2013 8:28 AM

CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in "stable" but still delicate condition, more than three weeks after undergoing a difficult cancer surgery in Cuba, his son-in-law said.

"The medical team explains to us that President Chavez's condition continues to be stable within a delicate framework," Mr Jorge Arreaza, who is also Venezuela's minister of science and technology, said on Twitter on Wednesday.

His comment came after Venezuela's main opposition movement called on the government to tell "the truth" about the president's health as one of his closest allies said his condition was "very worrying."

"Let's hope our prayers will be effective in saving the life of brother President Chavez," Bolivian President Evo Morales said of Mr Chavez.

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