Venezuela's Chavez denies health emergency rumors

CARACAS - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Thursday mocked a US media report that he had been rushed to a hospital with kidney failure linked to the socialist leader's ongoing treatment for cancer.
"I'm fine, here having my first coffee of the day," a sprightly sounding Chavez, 57, said in one of his regular, lengthy dawn telephone calls to state TV."Those who don't love me and want me ill, well bad luck," he added.
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