July 29 - Hugo Chavez, still recovering from cancer treatments, celebrates his 57 birthday. Julie Noce reports.
With the shake of his hips...Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrated his 57th birthday with family and friends Thursday. Standing on the balcony of the presidential palace, Chavez proudly exclaimed he's got another 57 years to go. Earlier this month, Chavez had a cancerous tumor removed, and just finished his first round chemotherapy treatments. He will continue treatments, however, and says he expects to start losing his hair soon. Opponents accuse Chavez of exploiting his health problems to gain favour with the public. Chavez recently announced his intention to run for another six-year term as president in next year's elections. Julie Noce, Reuters