CARACAS, Tuesday December 11, 2012 | Update

President Hugo Chávez is recovering after six-hour cancer operation

Executive Vice President Nicolás Maduro said in a mandatory nationwide radio and television address that President Hugo Chávez's cancer operation was completed "properly and successfully," adding that it was "a complex operation," but the president is recovering in his hospital room

Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro made the announcement in a mandatory nationwide radio and television address (Photo: TV screen capture)
Tuesday December 11, 2012  10:09 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has left the operation room following a six-hour cancer operation on Tuesday in Havana, Cuba, announced Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro.

"The operation has been completed. Commander Chávez is in his room and has started a special treatment," said Maduro in a mandatory nationwide radio and television address. He added that Chávez's recovery would "take several days."

Maduro voiced gratitude for people's solidarity with Chávez, in and out of Venezuela.

"We want to thank people for all their expressions of love," he said. He asked Venezuelans to pray for President Chávez's recovery.
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A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

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