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In this picture released by the Cuban newspaper Juventud Revelde, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center, is welcomed by Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the Jose Marti international airport  in Havana, Cuba, early Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Evo Morales is in Cuba to visit Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from a surgery, his fourth operation related to his pelvic cancer since June 2011. (AP Photo/Juventud Revelde, Estudios Revolucion)