July 25 - A still recovering Hugo Chavez tells Venezuelan media he plans to run in next years presidential elections. Julie Noce reports.
EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL Venezuelan state media are reporting that President Hugo Chavez will seek another six-term presidency in next years elections despite recovering from cancer surgery. The 56-year-old returned to Venezuela Saturday after chemotherapy treatments in Cuba. During a speech to celebrate national hero Simon Bolivar, he told a crowd that no malignant cells were found, and he was in fact in better shape than before. Questions had been raised about whether Chavez would be fit to run for re-election. He has made numerous public appearances to detail his caner treatments and to reassure the public of his health. Julie Noce, Reuters