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News Manager February 24th, 2012

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ailing socialist president, Hugo Chavez, will fly to Cuba on Friday for an unknown period to undergo new cancer surgery that has shaken the South American nation before an October presidential election. "Once more into battle!" said Chavez, 57, in typically militaristic language at a lengthy televised Cabinet meeting on Thursday. After two operations in Cuba last year, Chavez said he would fly back on Friday for more surgery early next week to remove a lesion in the same pelvic area where a baseball-sized tumor was found during the original treatment. ...

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