Hugo Chavez 'delicate' after cancer surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered more complications following complex cancer surgery in Cuba and remains in a "delicate" condition, the vice-president said.

Nicolas Maduro said in a televised statement broadcast after visiting the leader in hospital:

"President Chavez's state of health continues to be delicate, with complications that are being attended to in a process that is not without risks."

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Chavez swearing-in postponed

Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term due to health problems, the government said. Chavez has not been heard from since surgery on December 11th in Cuba.