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CARACAS, March 2 (AFP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in “good spirits” but fighting for his life as he undergoes chemotherapy in a Caracas military hospital, the vice president said, revealing new details about the leftist leader’s treatment.
Nicolas Maduro, the leftist leader’s political heir, rejected Friday a wave of rumors about Chavez’s health and lashed out at the opposition, which accused him of lying about the president’s condition.Maduro disclosed for the first time that Chavez began chemotherapy following his fourth round of cancer surgery in Cuba in December and decided to continue the treatment in Caracas on February 18.
“He has strength that is superior to the treatments that he is receiving and he is in good spirits, battling, receiving his treatments,” he told reporters after a mass for Chavez.
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