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Venezuela's Chavez Breaks Post-Treatment Silence

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to supporters from Miraflores presidential palace at an event marking the 10th anniversary of his return to power after a failed coup in Caracas, Venezuela, April 13, 2012 (file photo).
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has broken a week-long silence following his recent cancer therapy treatment.

Chavez told state TV by phone Friday that he is working eight hours daily, following his diet and resting.

The Socialist leader returned from his latest radiation treatment in Cuba eight days ago, but he has yet to disclose details about his condition.

Chavez began treatments in March following operations in February and last June to remove tumors from his pelvic area

He has previously said his condition will not keep him from campaigning for re-election ahead of the October 7 presidential election.

Chavez has been in power since 1999.

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