The vice president of Venezuela says President Hugo Chavez is in a "delicate" condition after cancer surgery last month in Cuba.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro said he visited Chavez twice in Cuba. In comments broadcast Tuesday on the Telesur network, Maduro said Chavez faces a complex and delicate situation following the December 11 operation.
Madura was returning to Venezuela Wednesday after visiting Cuba.
President Chavez was first diagnosed with cancer in mid-2011 and underwent surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. He has never disclosed the type or severity of the cancer.