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Chavez Returns to Cuba for More Chemotherapy


Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during the swearing in ceremony of two new ministers: Culture and Youth in Caracas, August 1, 2011

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during the swearing in ceremony of two new ministers: Culture and Youth in Caracas, August 1, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday he will return to Cuba for a second round of chemotherapy for his cancer. He said he plans to leave for Cuba on Saturday.

President Chavez, who had surgery in Havana in June to remove a tumor, told Venezuelan state television in a phone call, that he would undergo medical tests in Cuba on Sunday. He said he could resume chemotherapy treatment on Monday, depending on the results. The president said his health is good, but could be better.

The Venezuelan leader underwent a week of chemotherapy in Cuba last month.

Chavez, who is 57, has been open about his treatment, but has not divulged what type of cancer he has.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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