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Hugo Chavez 'recovering from cancer surgery bleeding'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during surgery for cancer in Cuba on Tuesday but is recovering well, his Communications Minister said.

Ernesto Villegas said the 58-year-old president will require "proper time" to recover because of the complexity of the surgery and its complications.

This is the president's fourth operation since last year.

Tim Allman reports.

  • 14 Dec 2012
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