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In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez attends a meeting with his cabinet ministers at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday March 24, 2012. Chavez said he's returning to Cuba to begin radiation therapy on Sunday, one month after undergoing surgery that removed a cancerous tumor from the same spot in his pelvic region where another tumor was extracted eight months earlier. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office/Miguel Angel Angulo)

Venezuelan leader returning to Cuba for treatment

The 57-year-old leftist president, in office since 1999, has vowed to overcome cancer to win another six-year term in the Oct. 7 election.