Supporters of Hugo Chavez gather at a hospital in Venezuela, where the president is being treated after a surprise return from Cuba.

Oil minister Rafael Ramirez was among top officials visiting Chavez at the military hospital in Caracas.

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The president has been away for more than two months undergoing cancer surgery.

The absence threatened his 14-year leadership - but now supporters hope he can return to active rule.