President Chávez admits new operation
"A new mass has been found on the same site where a cancerous tumor was detected last June. It is a small mass of two centimeters and that leads to a new surgery"
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez reported that he would undergo surgery to resect a mass of two centimeters in diameter from the same site where he was removed a cancerous tumor in June 2010.
"I have been forced to disclose the information. A new mass has been found on the same site where the cancerous tumor was detected last June. It is a small mass of two centimeters and that involves a new surgery," Chávez revealed.
The Head of State apologized for the news about his health condition. "I regret to inform the Venezuelan people, because I do know that as well as some over there are happy, I know that most will suffer out of this," he reasoned.
Chávez explained that last Saturday he flew to Cuba for the customary testing. "I was made a CAT scan with contrast, in addition to the magnetic resonance imaging to ascertain whether somewhere in the body there was any trace of a new threat of that disease. And in the face of so many rumors, I resolved to advise the country."
The president gave the news at Santa Inés Industrial Complex, located in Barinas state, where he landed in from Cuba.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."