Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has returned home from Cuba where he underwent cancer surgery.
Chávez’s plane arrived Friday at Caracas’ international airport. Earlier in the day he announced in a Twitter message that he was departing from Havana’s international airport. He wrote, “Heading to the Motherland! Thank God!”
Chávez had a tumor removed from his pelvic region in late February. He also flew to Cuba last year when he had a growth removed from the same area. He underwent chemotherapy last year in Cuba and Venezuela.
The 57-year-old Venezuelan leader has declined to identify the precise type of cancer he has, but said he will soon begin radiation therapy.