Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is struggling to overcome a respiratory infection, acquired while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba, CNN reports. Chavez's health is a subject of intense international speculation, and should he fail to recover the implications are difficult to forecast. Chavez's Venezuela has served as a hotbed of regional and global anti-American activity, and has facilitated Iranian penetration of Latin America.
Chavez Struggling With Respiratory Infection
UPDATED 7:09 AM EST, December 19, 2012