Hugo Chavez

Doctors Complete Cancer Surgery on Chavez in Cuba

State-run Venezuelan media claims the operation was a success


(CNN) — Doctors in Havana, Cuba, completed a six-hour surgical procedure on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday evening in a televised address.

The state-run Venezuelan Television's website said in a headline, "The operation was a success."

Maduro thanked Venezuelans who had prayed "that this operation would culminate correctly and in a successful manner."