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Chavez cancer has returned

2012-03-04 22:38

Caracas - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez admitted publicly for the first time on Sunday that a lesion removed last week in Cuba was a recurrence of cancer and said he would need more radiotherapy treatment.

"The tumour was completely removed and what we assumed was confirmed: It's a recurrence of the cancer I was originally diagnosed with," Chavez, who faces a tough re-election battle later this year, said on state television.

Chavez underwent surge in Havana last week for what he called a "lesion" in the same area around the pelvis where a tumour was extracted in June 2011.

He declared himself cancer-free last October, but announced last month that a new, potentially malignant lesion had been discovered.

Venezuelan officials have never specified the kind of cancer the leftist president is suffering from, but they have denied the disease has spread to other organs.

The leftist firebrand, who has been in power since 1999 is running for a third term in office and faces a strong challenge from 39-year-old Henrique Capriles, who was chosen as the sole opposition candidate to run against him in elections later this year.

Comments
  • Jaba - 2012-03-05 06:21

    No better way to start off a Monday morning! A coffee and this news… May earth rid itself from all dictators and evil self serving lunatics like; Chavez to Putin, from Ahmadinejad to Assad & Mugabe

      Ian - 2012-03-05 07:05

      you forgot the fat pig

      Jaba - 2012-03-05 08:03

      agree. i forgot Malema! thanks Ian

  • Fidel - 2012-03-05 06:34

    It does not matter wether president Chavez is a socialist or a populist. What is important are the programs that he has implimented, health care and education is free and higher education is not reserved for the rich white trash who vacation in Miami and indulge themselves in coke and other hard drugs. Those days are gone and that has made the white trash elite supported by Jaba very mad.

      Ian - 2012-03-05 07:03

      racist troll

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-05 11:20

      @Fidel, The truth ALWAYS comes out. You are nothing more than a filthy RACIST !!!!!!!

      Fidel - 2012-03-05 12:46

      Thanks for the compliment!

      Jaba - 2012-03-05 13:42

      I might be white... but your obviously the trash

      Fidel - 2012-03-05 14:23

      Silly boy! None of you shills have any tact. Contrary to all men types.

  • Ian - 2012-03-05 07:02

    excellent news, hope mugugly and the fat retard join him

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-05 08:31

    Seems like dictators are facing extinction...bob, hugo, assad...oh don't worry South Africa and China have managed to place you on the red list of endangered species so that you can be preserved.

      Fidel - 2012-03-05 09:12

      It would be a lot easier to analyse Chavez objectively if there wasn't all this Neo-Con disinformation being dumped by the western media. Chavez isn't perfect - but he's had to survive a coup, followed by a Bush financed referendum. And in election after election the Venezuelans have voted for Chavez in overwhelming numbers.

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