Venezuelan President to Undergo Third Round of Chemotherapy

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will undergo a third round of chemotherapy in his home country on Sunday.

Mr. Chavez, who has previously gone to Cuba for treatment, revealed plans for treating his cancer during a TV broadcast on Saturday.

Doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the socialist leader in June. President Chavez followed up that procedure with two trips to Havana for treatment.

Mr. Chavez has previously said he intends to beat his cancer and seek reelection to a new 6-year-term in 2012. The Venezuelan leader has been in power for 12 years.