Venezuela's Chavez breaks silence to call state TV

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Posted: May 07, 2012 7:14 PM
Venezuela's Chavez breaks silence to call state TV

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke his one-week silence on Monday to call state TV from Cuba where he is receiving treatment for cancer.

Chavez's unusual absence from the public limelight had fueled rumors he may be in dire physical condition after several rounds of radiation treatment in Havana.

(Reporting by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Sandra Maler)