Chavez Resumes Program After Cancer Treatment


Salon Staff
January 8, 2012 10:54PM (UTC)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has resumed his Sunday television and radio program after a hiatus of about seven months due to his cancer treatment.

Chavez launched the program in typical style, attacking his political opponents while visiting an oil project in eastern Venezuela.

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The leftist president says it seems there are divisions within the opposition.

He also called for a round of applause during Sunday's program for his new defense minister, Gen. Henry Rangel Silva. The U.S. has accused Rangel of aiding drug traffickers and Colombian rebels.

The 57-year-old president had a tumor removed from his pelvic region in June and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. He has repeatedly said he is now cancer-free.


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