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Venezuelan President Completes Third Cancer Treatment


A woman sings to Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez upon his arrival to the Miraflores presidential palace after his third round of chemotherapy, in Caracas, Venezuela, September 2, 2011.

A woman sings to Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez upon his arrival to the Miraflores presidential palace after his third round of chemotherapy, in Caracas, Venezuela, September 2, 2011.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says "he couldn't feel better" after completing a week-long third round of chemotherapy at a military hospital.

Chavez did jumping jacks to show off his stamina to cheering supporters as he left the hospital in Caracas Friday evening. The Socialist leader's previous treatments were given in Cuba.

In a TV broadcast Friday, President Chavez said he is not sure if a fourth chemotherapy treatment will be needed, but that he is feeling better each day.

In June, doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the pelvic area of the Venezuelan leader.

President Chavez, who has been in power for 12 years, has previously vowed to beat his cancer and seek reelection to a new six year term in 2012.

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

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