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Raul Castro welcomes Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

(Xinhua)

09:41, May 02, 2012

HAVANA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro Tuesday welcomed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the capital of Havana, who is here to receive further treatment for cancer, the official daily Granma reported.

This is Chavez's fifth round of radiation therapy since Feb. 21, when he underwent the second operation in Havana to remove a cancerous tumor.

In his last official act before traveling to Cuba, Chavez signed a new labor law at the presidential headquarters of Miraflores that reduces the work week from 48 to 40 hours.

The new law will go down in history as "an act of liberation and justice," said Chavez at the signing ceremony.

The labor law was drafted in six months by a commission appointed by the president and comprised of lawmakers, trade unionists and political and social organizations, and sent to the Supreme Court for ratification before being enacted, despite the fact that the full contents of the legislation have not been made public.

Chavez is running for a third six-year term in October and his political opponents claim the law is designed to drum up votes and distract from his current physical condition, rather than solve Venezuela's labour problems.

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