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Chavez Misses Obama Summit Confrontation Fueling Cancer Scare

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pulled out of the Summit of the Americas yesterday for more cancer treatment, giving up a chance to confront U.S. President Barack Obama and signaling his health may be deteriorating.

The South American president, who is facing an election in October, was advised by his doctors not to go to the summit and travelled instead to Cuba for radiation therapy, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said on state T.V.