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Top Venezuelan leaders head to Havana, Chavez's bedside

Venezuela's vice president, head of congress, and oil minister traveled to Havana, Cuba on Sunday to check on the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez has not spoken publicly since he underwent cancer surgery a month ago.


A man holding a framed image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and other parishioners file out of the Cathedral after attending a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday. The 58-year-old president is fighting a severe respiratory infection a month after he underwent cancer surgery in Havana, his government says. Venezuelan officials traveled to Havana Sunday.

Ramon Espinosa/AP

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Venezuela's three most powerful government figures after President Hugo Chavez were again gathered in Havana on Sunday to check on their ailing leader's condition and meet with Cuban allies.

Vice-President Nicolas MaduroCongress head Diosdado Cabello, and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez have been shuttling to and from Cuba since the 58-year-old socialist president's fourth and most serious cancer surgery a month ago.


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