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Chavez cancer surgery successful: vice president

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an ailing icon of the Latin American left, was recovering after a successful cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president and chosen successor said. 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, pictured before voting in Caracas, on October 7, 2012. Chavez was recovering after a successful cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president and chosen successor said.

A visibly moved Nicolas Maduro, to whom Chavez delegated power before undergoing a fourth round of cancer surgery in Havana, said Chavez would shortly begin a "post-operative phase" that would last several days.

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