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In this photo released by Cubadebate and taken by Estudios Revolucion, Cuba's Fidel Castro, left, speaks to Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez at a hospital in Havana, Cuba, Friday March 2, 2012. Chavez said Friday he's recovering quickly from tumor surgery in Cuba. (AP Photo/Estudios Revolucion)

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.