Hugo Chavez health update: President Hugo Chavez is 'fighting for his life'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is "fighting for his life," the country's vice president said late Friday.

Chavez began chemotherapy after his fourth cancer surgery in Cuba in December, Vice President Nicolas Maduro revealed for the first time, and is continuing the "intense" treatment at a military hospital in Caracas.

The president, who announced his cancer diagnosis in 2011, spent more than two months in treatment in Cuba and has suffered respiratory insufficiency. His treatment has produced adverse side effects, according to Venezuela's information ministry.

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