Cuban Babalawo Priest Pedro Lopez reads the "Letter of the Year," the annual New Year's forecast by Santeria priests, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Top Afro-Cuban priests ar

 

              Cuban Babalawo Priest Pedro Lopez reads the "Letter of the Year," the annual New Year
Cuban Babalawo Priest Pedro Lopez reads the "Letter of the Year," the annual New Year's forecast by Santeria priests, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Top Afro-Cuban priests are recommending that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez seek their help in his battle with cancer. Chavez is recovering from surgery last month in Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)