Venezuelan leader returning to Cuba for treatment

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A painting of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sits for sale on an easel at an artist's stand in the street in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday March 2, 2012.  Chavez has been in Cuba since last Friday to have a growth removed in the same part of the pelvis where a larger, malignant tumor was extracted last year.  Chavez said Friday he's recovering quickly from tumor surgery, that doctors have put him on a special diet, and that he's taking daily walks. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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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.

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