Hugo Chávez traveled to Havana to continue his recovery treatment
Cuba, July 17, 2011
The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, who has remained in the power for 12 years, arrived at the airport in Havana, Cuba, and was received by the Cuban Head of State, Raul Castro and the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
Chavez went to meet the second phase of the chemotherapy for the cancer he’s being treated.
The Venezuelan president, before leaving, informed through television that “he would be for a few days in Cuba”.
And that “recent medical tests rule out any malignant cells in his body”.
Cuban television reported that “Cuban President Raul Castro met on Saturday the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in the International Airport in Havana, where he will begin chemotherapy treatment for the cancer he has and for which he was operated twice in the Caribbean country last June”.
The Cuban government announced a report issued by the Venezuelan press, “Chavez arrives in Cuba after requesting permission from the National Assembly of Venezuela to leave his country for the purpose of initiating the second stage of their recovery treatment”.
The daily “El Universal” reported that “the Venezuelan president said before leaving for Havana that following recent medical examinations was ruled out the presence of new malignant cells in other parts of your body”.
“The Venezuelan government did not specify the time that the president will remains on the Caribbean island and said the treatment will begin this Sunday”.