Hugo Chavez Beats Cancer

    In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during the swearing in ceremony of two new ministers: Culture and Youth in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Chavez appeared with his head shaved on Monday, saying his hair has begun to fall out as a result of his cancer treatment and said he expected his hair to begin falling out as a result of the chemotherapy. "It indicates the treatment is being effective," he said.(AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Office)

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    Thursday may have been a bad day for Gaddafi loyalists, but for Chavez supporters it was all good: The Venezuelan president announced that he no longer has cancer. On state TV, Hugo Chavez said that after five months, he doesn’t have any abnormal cellular activity. The details of Chavez’s triumph over the disease, however, are still murky. The government never divulged what type of cancer he had, only saying that he had four rounds of chemotherapy.

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