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Venezuela's Chavez to undergo more chemotherapy


Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will go through a third round of chemotherapy to treat his cancer, he said on Saturday. The leader will stay in Venezuela to continue treatment instead of returning to Cuba.


Chavez told local media, “This treatment is necessary to ensure that the cancer I had does not come back."

The President set off for the military hospital in Caracas on Sunday, where he will stay until Thursday or Friday.

Chavez said he would be out of the public eye for a few days, but would nevertheless “be on Twitter.”

The 57 year-old president underwent surgery for a malignant tumour in his pelvic area in Cuba in June. He also had chemotherapy in July and August in Cuba.

Health concerns have not weakened Chavez’s convictions that he will run and win the 2012 presidential race. The leftist populist leader and critic of the United States has been in power since 1999.


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