Monday, February 18, 2013

Hugo Chavez back home after extended cancer care in Cuba

President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery, his government said, and his supporters staged upbeat street celebrations to welcome him home while he was being treated at Caracas' military hospital.

Chavez's return was announced in a series of three messages on his Twitter account, the first of them reading: "We've arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!! Thank you, beloved nation!! We will continue our treatment here."

They were the first messages to appear on Chavez's Twitter account since Nov. 1 ....