Venezuela President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful'
12 December 2012 Last updated at 05:03 GMT
Surgeons in Cuba have successfully operated on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to remove cancerous tissue, says his Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.
It was the president's fourth cancer-related operation since June 2011.
At the weekend, Mr Chavez spoke for the first time about a possible successor, naming Mr Maduro as his preferred candidate.
Will Grant reports from Havana.