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Colombian president has successful cancer surgery

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his prostate Wednesday and he is recovering, his physicians at a Bogota hospital said in a statement.

Santos, flanked by his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez and their daughter Maria Antonia, told reporters as he arrived at the Santa Fe Hospital that he was upbeat and “God willing, everything will go well.”

After the operation, Santos's doctors said: “It was a successful surgery, without complications. The president is conscious in his room with his family and is recovering.”

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