Cancer-hit Chavez to leave Cuba next week

March 9th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from surgery at a hospital in Cuba, will return to his country next week, Venezuelan news agency AVN reported.

The news agency said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited Chavez during a trip to Cuba.

“Chavez said he would wait for several days and then early next week plans to return to Venezuela,” AVN quoted Santos as saying.

Last week, Cuban doctors operated on Chavez to remove a tumour. The new formation was detected near the same spot where Chavez had a malignant tumour of the intestine that was removed in 2011.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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