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Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela

Socialist president is back from Cuba after cancer treatment
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves a national flag from a balcony of the presidential palace in Caracas on March 17, 2012. Chavez has returned to Venezuela after spending three weeks in Cuba where he underwent cancer surgery. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
President Hugo Chavez landed back in Venezuela late Friday night before today entertaining "el pueblo"—the people—in his inimitable style, singing, cracking jokes and confirming to the nation that he is firmly in the game for October's presidential election.

Chavez needs further cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president has appeared on television after his latest operation in Cuba
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A boy takes pictures of a poster with the image of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez before Mass at a square in Caracas on March 2. Chavez said he was recovering from surgery in Cuba but will need further radiation treatment. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
In a TV appearance on Sunday morning, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said that the lesion recently removed by doctors in Cuba was cancerous and that further radiotherapy will be necessary.

Venezuela: Tough fight ahead for opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski

CARACAS — Less than a week after winning Venezuela’s opposition primary, Capriles Radonski suffered criticism of his Jewish roots, an allegation of homosexuality and was called a “low-life pig” by the man he will fight in October’s election, President Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela government questions primary election result

Pro-Chavez forces are questioning the legitimacy of the country's opposition primary.
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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski celebrates after winning the primary elections in Caracas on Feb. 12, 2012. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
As the smear campaign began against Henrique Capriles Radonski, the winner of Sunday's primary vote and therefore the man to take on President Hugo Chavez in October's election, government officials are beginning to question the election's legitimacy.
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