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Bolivian President Evo Morales has throat surgery in Cuba

Bolivian President Evo Morales must rest his voice for a week following successful throat surgery in Cuba, an official has said.

The operation was a success and the 57-year-old president must rest his voice before resuming activities, presidential minister Rene Martinez told the Telesur news service.

Mr Martinez said he did not know when Mr Morales, who travelled to Cuba on Thursday, would return to Bolivia.

Officials have previously said the operation was to remove a nodule from his vocal cords.

The surgery was originally planned for April 8 but was pushed forward.

Mr Morales was treated in Cuba last month after losing his voice due to a viral infection.

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