Hugo Chávez Returns to Venezuela
CARACAS–Venezuela President Hugo Chávez made a surprise return home early Monday after more than two months in Cuba for treatment of cancer, a move that is unlikely to quell speculation that his delicate health could force him from office after 14 years in charge of the oil-rich South American nation.
The 58-year-old president, who until Friday had not been seen nor heard from while in medical care, announced his arrival with a series of messages on Twitter. “We have arrived once again to the Venezuelan fatherland. Thank you my God! Thank you my beloved people! Here we will continue the treatment,” he wrote in his first posts on the social media site since Nov. 1.