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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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in cancer operation

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said he will undergo another cancer operation in the coming days after doctors found malignant cells during tests in Cuba.

Chavez said in a televised broadcast: "It is necessary for me to have a new intervention in the coming days."

He added that he would return to Havana. The socialist leader had flown back to Venezuela on Friday after the tests in Cuba.

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