Venezuela’s president, who is recovering from a recent knee operation, underwent surgery Friday morning in Cuba.
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chávez had an operation in Havana for a pelvic abscess.
The foreign minister said President Chávez felt ill and was immediately attended to by his medical team.
Maduro said Chávez has begun the recovery process, surrounded by his family, and is expected to return home in a few days.
The president was in Cuba for a joint Cuba-Venezuela Commission meeting.