Chavez back to Cuba for treatment

2012-11-28 10:50:16 GMT2012-11-28 18:50:16(Beijing Time)  SINA English

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will have further medical treatment in Cuba, where he had months of specialist therapy for cancer.

Chavez, who was re-elected in October, is due to be sworn in for a third term in January.

Venezuelan congress president Diosdado Cabello said Chavez would have hyperbaric oxygen therapy and physiotherapy.

He said the treatment was necessary after a tough electoral campaign.

Chavez was first diagnosed with an undisclosed cancer in 2011.

He has since had repeated surgery in Cuba, but finished his treatment there earlier this year.

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