Chávez returns home after Cuban treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned home from Cuba late Friday following 11 days of cancer treatment, calling his latest radiation therapy a success.

After arriving in Caracas, the socialist leader, 57, said he must rigorously follow medical advice in coming days in order to continue recuperating.

Chávez began treatments in March following operations in February and last June to remove tumors from his pelvic area.

President Chávez has yet to disclose details about his type of cancer. He has previously said his condition will not keep him from campaigning for re-election ahead of the Oct. 7 presidential election. Chávez has been in power since 1999.

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