Venezuela: Chavez is responding to treatment

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A man holds a framed image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez at the Cathedral, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The 58-year-old president is fighting a severe respiratory infection a month after he underwent cancer surgery in Havana, his government says. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Venezuela's cancer-stricken president held rallies across the nation Sunday, hours before the government announced that Hugo Chavez is responding favorably to treatment for a respiratory infection.