Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez admitted to having undergone an operation that removed a cancerous tumor, in his first televised address since he was rushed to hospital in Cuba on June 10.
“Studies confirmed the existence of a tumor with cancerous cells,” Chavez admitted in an emotional late night address broadcast in Venezuela, where he expressed hope for a full recovery.
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