Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel again to Cuba for a fourth session of chemotherapy as part of cancer treatment , confirmed on Saturday the head of state.
“Today I am going to Cuba,” said Chavez, accompanied by Bolivian President Evo Morales, who for a few hours gave him a private tour of “friend” to learn first hand about their health.
“I’m going to Cuba this afternoon (Saturday), arrived this evening (in Havana) to complete some tests and early morning will start the fourth cycle of chemotherapy,” he said. He said he hopes to be back to the country in the middle of next week.
Chavez said that in the last quarter of the year expects to complete the process of cancer treatment to resume all political activities and initiate the “battle” for the 2012 elections.
“The most likely be the last (cycle of chemo) and we already have the page, goodbye to the threat of cancer, and to life, the road is long coming, the battle ahead is hard,” said the Venezuelan leader, 57, referring to the presidential election October 7, 2012.
Evo Morales is also going to the island
Chavez concluded in early September, a third phase of chemotherapy she underwent in the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in the west of the capital.
The previous two cycles had held in Havana between July and mid August. Result of treatment Chávez began to lose hair, which led him to shave his head last month.
Since the beginning of treatment reduced the president’s public appearances and speeches used to be more than three hours.
Chavez’s public appearances in recent days have begun to be more frequent and many of them have lasted for hours, as has been usual since coming to power in February 1999. We have also shown a good mood.
Chavez was subjected to a June 20 operation in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor in the pelvic region. Although the governor has consistently said about his illness, to date no body has reported that it was localized cancer and medical prognosis.
The Bolivian president is expected on Sunday in the island for a two-day official visit and meet with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro.
“I say you go to Cuba too,” Chavez said laying his hand affectionately on the shoulder of his Bolivian colleague, who called it “one of the greatest friends one I have in this world.”
“There will agree Evo, will talk with Raul (Castro),” he added.