Bald Marxist Chavez Shaves Head For Chemotherapy

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In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez speaks during the swearing in ceremony of two new ministers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Chavez appeared with his head shaved on Monday, saying his hair has begun to fall out as a result of his cancer treatment and said he expected his hair to begin falling out as a result of the chemotherapy. “It indicates the treatment is being effective,” he said.(AP/Miraflores Presidential Office)

The AP reported:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared with his head almost shaved on Monday, saying his hair has begun to fall out because of his cancer treatment.

Chavez said his chemotherapy has been going well, and he joked about his appearance as he presided over a televised ceremony with Cabinet ministers.

“It’s a new look,” the president said, switching briefly into English with a grin.

The president had said he expected his hair to begin falling out as a result of the chemotherapy. “It indicates the treatment is being effective,” he said.

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