URGENT ¥¥¥ Morales refused permission to see ailing ally Chavez

Bolivia's President Evo Morales said Wednesday that doctors had refused him permission to see Venezuela's ailing leader Hugo Chavez when he went to Caracas on Tuesday.

"We have been speaking with the doctors -- they tell us he is resting, he is still under treatment," Morales told a press conference at the United Nations headquarters as he gave details of his special visit to Caracas.