Venezuelan President travels to Havana on Friday to undergo surgery, eight months after a carcinogenic tumor was removed in Cuba. The National Assembly approved his authorization to leave the country for more than five days, as the Venezuelan Constitution establishes.
On Tuesday, during a tour of the Santa Ines Industrial Complex in Barinas state, Chavez said that he had traveled last weekend to Havana, where a new lesion was found in the same area where a tumor was removed in June 2011.
That same day, in a phone conversation with Venezolana de Television program “Contragolpe,” the president stated that he would travel to Cuba to undergo surgery with the same medical team who operated on him previously.
“I am going to Havana, everything is ready there, it is more secure, because they are also the same physicians who operated on me, and they even know the wound of that surgery,” Chavez said.
With a view to that trip, the National Assembly on Thursday approved his authorization to leave the country for more than five days, as the Venezuelan Constitution establishes.
Taken from Prensa Latina