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Chavez says he's recovering quickly from surgery

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering quickly from tumor surgery in Cuba.

Chavez says doctors have put him on a special diet, and that he's taking daily walks and spending time with close relatives.

Chavez has been in Cuba since last Friday to have a growth removed in the same part of the pelvis where a larger, malignant tumor was extracted last year.

There has been no word on whether the new lesion is cancerous.

During a brief telephone call broadcast live on state television Friday, Chavez did not provide specific details of the surgery or the tumor that was removed.

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