An image of Venezuela?s President Hugo Chavez covers the headquarters of the state-run oil company in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Chavez on Thursday made his first live communication with news media since undergoing surgery this week to remove a possibly cancerous tumor. Chavez has been in Cuba since last Friday to have a growth removed in the same part of the pelvis where a larger, malignant tumor was extracted last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)