Chavez in cancer operation

Fears have been raised over the political future of the 58-year-old president who has already had three cancer operations since the middle of last year. More surgery will cast doubts on his political future and his "revolution" in the OPEC nation.

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Hugo Chavez: 'With god's will we will be victorious'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he would undergo another cancer operation in the coming days after doctors in Cuba found a third recurrence of malignant cells in his pelvic area.

Unfortunately, during these exhaustive exams they found some malignant cells in the same area ... . It is absolutely necessary, absolutely essential, that I have to undergo a new surgical intervention.

With God's will, like on the previous occasions, we will come out of this victorious.

– Hugo Chavez

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