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Chavez Back In Venezuela After Two Months, Treatment Continues

LA PRENSA, NEWS24 (Venezuela)


CARACAS- President Hugo Chavez tweeted early Monday that he is now back in Venezuela as Vice President Nicolas Maduro confirmed it to a local TV station at 2:30am local time, says News24.

Chavez profusely thanked Raul and Fidel Castro, and all Cubans, for "so much love" during his time there. He had been recovering in Cuba from surgery there last December to treat his cancer, as well as chemotherapy and radiation treatments, which will now continue in Venezuela.

The tweets are Chavez's first since November, when he handily won reelection, before being whisked away for medical treatment, writes La Prensa. Having missed his scedule inauguration for a new term, it is not clear when or if Chavez will take back the reins of government.

“Onwards and upwards, Commander!” was the message sent by Communications Minister, Ernesto Villegas.

Chavez return to the country comes just three days after releasing photos of himself with his two daughters in the hospital where he was being treated.

Hemos llegado de nuevo a la Patria venezolana. Gracias Dios mío!! Gracias Pueblo amado!! Aquí continuaremos el tratamiento.

— Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga) February 18, 2013

We have arrived again to the Venezuelan homeland. Thank you God! Thank you loved town! Here we will continue the treatment.

Gracias a Fidel, a Raúl y a toda Cuba!! Gracias a Venezuela por tanto amor!!!

— Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga) February 18, 2013

Thank you to Fidel, Raúl and all of Cuba!! Thanks to Venezuela for so much love!!!

Sigo aferrado a Cristo y confiado en mis médicos y enfermeras. Hasta la victoria siempre!! Viviremos y venceremos!!!

— Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga) February 18, 2013

I still cling to Christ and trust my doctors and nurses. Ever onward to victory!! We will live and overcome!!!

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