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Venezuelan leaders meet with Cuba's Raul Castro in Havana

Venezuela's senior leaders are in Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez, who remains in critical condition after his latest cancer operation.

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Cuban President Raul Castro lifts the arm of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at a gathering of leftist Latin American leaders in Havana in November 2010. (Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan leaders have met with Cuba's Raul Castro in Havana.

The group of top politicians, including Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez and National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello, are in Havana to visit President Hugo Chavez, who has been undergoing another round of cancer treatment, the BBC said.

Details of the meeting have not been released, according to the BBC.

Reuters reported Chavez, who was unable to attend his inauguration on Thursday due to the illness, "has not been seen or heard from in public since the surgery."

As GlobalPost reported on Saturday, Chavez's brother Adnan denied that Chavez was in a coma.

Across Venezuela this weekend thousands of supporters took to the street for rallies and meeting chanting "We are all Chavez!" and "Chavez will return," according to Reuters.

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Chavez was re-elected for a fourth term and has been the leader of Venezuela since 1999, the BBC wrote.

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