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Chavez reveals he had surgery for cancerous tumour

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has revealed he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, in his first speech since flying to Cuba for treatment.

Speculation about his health had been rife since he left Venezuela three weeks ago for what officials said was an operation on a pelvic abscess.

The BBC's Sarah Grainger in Caracas, said the president looked "gaunt and his voice much weaker" in his address.

  • 01 Jul 2011
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