Chavez returns to Cuba for second chemo session

Chavez stepped down from the plane smiling and very talkative, accompanied by foreign minister Nicolas Maduro. The Venezuelan head of state returned to Cuba to resume chemotherapy treatment, which began last month with the initial session.

The stay by Chavez in Cuba was previously and unanimously approved by the Venezuelan parliament.

Chavez said he will be undergoing check-ups by the same medical team and then he will resume chemo treatment on Monday. He said this second chemotherapy could take more than five days. Although the time of the treatment has not been defined, the legal term approved by the parliament is 90 days, according to Venezuelan law.

On Friday, the Venezuelan president made it clear that his trip to Cuba does not have to do with any health complication at all, since “we have to do what must be done,” first “due to my love for my people and second for a medical-scientific reason that is directly linked to the fact that I am forced to win the 2012 presidential elections, since it will give continuity to the Bolivarian process.”

(South Journal)

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