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Venezuela's Chavez in delicate state after surgery

Venezuela's vice President Nicolas Maduro (C) flanked by cabinet members statement about President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Caracas December 11, 2012. Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba on Tuesday was successful, his vice president Maduro said, adding it was a complicated procedure that lasted more than six hours. REUTERS/Handout/Miraflores Palace

Venezuela's vice President Nicolas Maduro (C) flanked by cabinet members statement about President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Caracas December 11, 2012. Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba on Tuesday was successful, his vice president Maduro said,...more

Venezuela's vice President Nicolas Maduro (C) flanked by cabinet members statement about President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Caracas December 11, 2012. Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba on Tuesday was successful, his vice president Maduro said, adding it was a complicated procedure that lasted more than six hours. REUTERS/Handout/Miraflores Palace
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold pictures of him, as they wait to write messages on a giant poster in support of him in Caracas December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold pictures of him, as they wait to write messages on a giant poster in support of him in Caracas December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold pictures of him, as they wait to write messages on a giant poster in support of him in Caracas December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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