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Chavez tells of cancerous tumour

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has had a second operation to remove a cancerous tumour, in his first televised speech since flying to Cuba for treatment.

Speculation about his health had been rife since he left Venezuela three weeks ago for what officials said was an operation on a pelvic abscess.

Mr Chavez said he was determined to overcome his health battle and was now on the road to "full recovery".