Chavez Flies to Cuba for More Treatment
[An Nahar] Venezuelan His Excellency President-for-Life, Caudillo of the Bolivarians Hugo Chavez flew back to Cuba late Saturday for more radiation treatment after his latest cancer surgery.
Surrounded by military guards of honor, the Venezuelan supremo boarded a Havana-bound plane at Maiquetia International Airport at about 9:15 pm local time (0145 GMT Sunday).
Earlier in the day, Chavez said in a message broadcast on radio and television that he was planning to start radiation therapy in Havana on Sunday, adding that his treatment was expected to continue "four or five weeks."
The news came with Chavez already campaigning for re-election later this year.
Chavez, 57, underwent surgery in Havana on February 26 to remove a cancerous tumor around the pelvis, the same area from where a first tumor was extracted in June last year.
Officials in Caracas have never specified what type of cancer the president is suffering from, but they have denied the disease has spread to other organs.
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