Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez 'faces complex recovery'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces a complex recovery, Vice President Nicolas Maduro told the nation on Wednesday.

Mr Maduro was speaking in Caracas a day after the president underwent cancer-related surgery.

Mr Chavez's handpicked successor urged Venezuelans to pray for the 58-year-old president, and to face the "hard days" ahead calmly.

  • 12 Dec 2012
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