Venezuelan leader returning to Cuba for treatment
Caracas: President Hugo Chavez says he's returning to Cuba for another round of cancer treatment.
Chavez said on Saturday during a televised speech to his supporters that he was travelling to Havana in the afternoon for a second round of radiation after recent surgery to extract a second cancerous tumour in his pelvic area. Chavez had another tumour removed from the same general area in June.
The 57-year-old leftist President, in office since 1999, has vowed to overcome cancer to win another six-year term in the October 07 election.
Chavez has not identified the type of cancer, nor the precise location where the tumours were located.
He is a close friend of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raul Castro.