Posters saying 'Salud Chavez' and 'Te Queremos Fidel'
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Chavez: Cubans await news on Venezuelan leader

9 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 GMT

The news about Hugo Chavez's health is being followed particularly closely in Cuba, Venezuela's closest ally.

Many Cubans are worried that cooperation with their country's major economic benefactor could be thrown into doubt if President Chavez is unable to return to office.

James Kelly reports.