REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
March 5, 2013
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez line up to put encouraging messages for him in a box outside the military hospital in Caracas Tuesday. A serious setback in his battle against a cancer threatens to end his 14-year rule of the South American OPEC member. In one of the gloomiest announcements to date on Chavez's health, the government said on Monday night that his breathing problems had worsened and he was suffering from a "severe" new respiratory infection.