Chavez Announces His Return to Venezuela; Cancer Treatment to Continue
President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment.
“We come back to the country of Venezuela,” Chavez posted on his official Twitter account. “Thank God! Thank you dear people! Here we continue the treatment.”
Vice President Nicolas Maduro said his boss returned to Caracas at 2:30 a.m. local time Monday. The nation’s minister of communications also announced the news.
Venezuelans have seen very little of their leader in recent months and have heard even less. The Twitter post early Monday on the president’s account is the first since November 1.