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Venezuela: Hugo Chavez's illness suspends summit

30 June 2011 Last updated at 02:09 BST

Venezuela has suspended a regional summit scheduled for 5 July amid continuing speculation over the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

President Chavez left Venezuela on 8 June for Cuba, where he had surgery, apparently for a pelvic abscess.

On Tuesday, Cuban state TV aired images of President Chavez talking animatedly to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, but officials said the summit, which he was due to host, had been delayed.

Sarah Grainger reports.