Chávez gives a report of his condition to TV

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has broken a week-long silence following his recent cancer therapy treatment.

Chávez told state TV by phone Friday that he is working eight hours daily, following his diet and resting.

The Socialist leader returned from his latest radiation treatment in Cuba eight days ago, but he has yet to disclose details about his condition.

Chávez began treatments in March following operations in February and last June to remove tumors from his pelvic area.

He has previously said his condition will not keep him from campaigning for re-election ahead of the October 7 presidential election.

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