Published December 12, 2012
| Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's vice president says President Hugo Chavez will face a "complex and hard" post-surgery process after undergoing his fourth cancer-related operation in Cuba.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Wednesday in Caracas. Chavez underwent the surgery on Tuesday.
Maduro called for Venezuelans to calmly face what he says will be "hard, complex and difficult days" that lie ahead.