CARACAS, VENEZUELA (CNN) - Venezuela's information minister says President Hugo Chavez is now suffering from a new and severe infection, and his breathing has gotten much worse.
Chavez is also undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. The president returned from Cuba two weeks ago after receiving cancer treatment there. Chavez has not been seen in public nor heard from since his December 11 operation in Havana
The Venezuelan government has never specified what kind of cancer Chavez is battling.