Cuba has much to lose as ally Chavez fights cancer - Article Photos 3/4

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2012 file photo, a worker who sells vegetables takes a rest against a wall featuring posters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's state TV cut from a nightly soap opera to the televised speech on Dec. 8, 2012, where Chavez revealed that his cancer had returned for a second time; facing his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months. The news shocked not only Venezuelans but millions of Cubans who have come to depend on Chavez's largesse for everything from subsidized oil to cheap loans. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)