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Chavez Back in Venezuela After Cancer Treatment

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks after arriving from Cuba, at Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas late in the evening May 11, 2012.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks after arriving from Cuba, at Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas late in the evening May 11, 2012.

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

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

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

President Chavez 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 October 7 presidential election.

Chavez has been in power since 1999.


Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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