HAVANA, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales said here on Monday that he would come back to Cuba in early April for a "brief" surgery of his vocal cords.
Morales said that he will be back in a month's time to remove a small nodule found in his throat.
The operation will last "no longer than 15 minutes," the president told reporters at the airport before his departure.
Morales stayed in the island country for five days to check his throat infection, during which Cuban President Raul Castro visited him at the hospital.
Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera denied earlier that Morales's trip abroad had any political motivation.
Bolivia and Cuba are close political partners, both of which are members of the regional economic and integrationist alliance "Bolivarian Alternative for the People of our America."