Article Photos: Cuba has much to lose as ally Chavez fights cancer 2/4

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012 file photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, speaks beside his Vice President Nicolas Maduro during a televised speech form his office at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Cuba's state TV cut from a nightly soap opera to the televised speech, where Chavez revealed that his cancer had returned for a second time. Facing his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, he named Maduro as his possible successor. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office, Marcelo Garcia, File)