Chavez Stays in Venezuela for 3rd Round of Chemo

Could be a sign the social leader is improving
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2011 5:36 AM CDT
Chavez Stays in Venezuela for 3rd Round of Chemo
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reacts in front of supporters on the balcony of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela yesterday.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Hugo Chavez will undergo a third round of chemotherapy for his cancer today, this time in Venezuela instead of Cuba, reports Reuters. The 57-year-old socialist leader went to Cuba in June to have a baseball-sized tumor removed and returned there twice for chemotherapy, but his opting to stay at home for this round of treatment could indicate he is getting healthier. "We have decided, because we have created all the conditions ... to do this third cycle here in Venezuela," said Chavez during a three-hour televised cabinet meeting. (Read more Hugo Chavez stories.)

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