Venezuela's Chavez is fine despite complex surgery: Correa

QUITO Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:21pm EST

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QUITO (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is "fine" even though the cancer surgery he underwent was complex, Ecuador's leader Rafael Correa said on Wednesday.

Chavez underwent a six-hour surgery in Cuba on Tuesday.

"He is fine even though the surgery was complex," Correa told reporters at the presidential palace.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Eduardo Garcia; Editing by Will Dunham)