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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:42 AM

Chavez's Return To Cuba For Treatment Rattles Venezuela

By Andrew Cawthorne and Jeff Franks
CARACAS/HAVANA | Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:06am EST

(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew into Cuba on Wednesday for cancer-linked medical treatment that revived questions about the viability of his socialist rule and left Venezuelans again guessing about his exact condition.

After weeks of scarce public appearances, Chavez, 58, announced in a letter on Tuesday that he was going to Havana for therapy known as "hyperbaric oxygenation" - a method used to reduce bone decay caused by radiation therapy. Communist Party daily Granma confirmed his arrival in Cuba.

In Havana, Chavez enjoys the friendship of past and present Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, plus guaranteed privacy on the tightly controlled Caribbean island.

Venezuelans, who have been endlessly speculating about Chavez's cancer since it was discovered in mid-2011, were not sure what to make of the latest twist - debating whether it was normal post-radiation treatment or a serious downturn.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:48 AM

1. He should be tested

for radioactive poisoning. It seems to be the latest approved method of getting rid of people.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. I pity the people of Venezuela because our dear corporations will be swarming that country to

reinstate all the trickle-down policies the Chicago Boys ever thought of.

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