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Venezuela’s Chavez Announces Possible 3rd Round of Chemo

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may travel to Cuba again next week for another round of treatment in his ongoing battle against cancer. The president told reporters Wednesday the chemotherapy is “preventative” and said he feels strong. Mr. Chavez has previously said that he is “winning the battle” against cancer. The 57-year-old President has […]

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Chavez Supporters Shave Heads in Solidarity

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have shaved their heads in a televised event to show their solidarity with his struggle against cancer. Barbers shaved the heads of several men and at least one woman Sunday on the television show as the Venezuelan leader watched. President Chavez, bald from chemotherapy treatments, smiled and waved to […]

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Chavez Says Chemotherapy Going Well

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his current round of chemotherapy is going well and that he is “winning the battle” against cancer. In a phone call to Venezuelan state television Thursday, Mr. Chavez said this phase of treatment will end on Friday and that he will return to Venezuela soon. Mr. Chavez also took the […]

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Chavez Says Second Chemotherapy Treatment to Start

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is to begin a second round of chemotherapy in Havana in the coming hours. Mr. Chavez said in a phone call to state media Monday that he has gained weight and recent blood and organ tests went well. The 57-year-old president is in Cuba for cancer treatment. He has […]

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Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatment

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is back in Cuba for more cancer treatment. Mr. Chavez arrived in Havana late Saturday, where he was greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro. Cuban doctors removed a large tumor from the Venezuelan president in June. The operation was followed by one round of chemotherapy last month. Doctors will run tests […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez to Undergo More Chemotherapy

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will soon undergo a second round of chemotherapy in his treatment for cancer. President Chavez made the announcement Wednesday on state media, adding that there could be a need for as many as four rounds of chemotherapy. It is not clear yet whether he will be treated in Venezuela […]

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Chavez Cancer Treatment Changes Appearance

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared on national television Monday with a close-shaved head, a result of his battle with cancer. Mr. Chavez said he shaved his head after his hair began falling out as a result of chemotherapy treatment for an unspecified type of cancer. The Venezuelan president said his chemotherapy was going well, and […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says He Feels Reborn

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang and danced on the balcony of the presidential palace, celebrating his 57th birthday amid a struggle against cancer. Crowds of supporters cheered the Venezuelan leader Thursday as he vowed to live a long life despite the illness. Earlier in the day, Mr. Chavez compared himself to a phoenix risen from […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says He Feels Reborn

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is celebrating his 57th birthday, comparing himself to a phoenix risen from the ashes. The Venezuelan leader told state TV by phone Thursday he felt reborn even though he soon faces a second round of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer. He said he will still host a summit of Latin […]

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Chavez Says “Largely Recovered” From Cancer

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering from his battle with cancer, and that he will win the country’s presidential elections next year. Mr. Chavez said Wednesday he has “largely recovered” from the disease, beating his chest and stomach to demonstrate his health during televised interviews. However, Mr. Chavez said he will soon undergo […]

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