CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s vice president is returning home today from a visit with Hugo Chavez in Cuba and says the ailing president’s condition remains “delicate” three weeks after his cancer surgery.

With rumors swirling that Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that he had met with the president twice and had spoken with him.

“He’s totally conscious of the complexity of his postoperative state and he expressly asked us … to keep the nation informed always, always with the truth, as hard as it may be in certain circumstances,” Maduro said in the recorded interview in Havana, which was broadcast Tuesday night by the Caracas based television network Telesur.



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