Chavez returns to Venezuela after latest round of treatment
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent 38 days in Havana since the beginning of the year.
April 12th, 2012
12:25 AM ET

Chavez returns to Venezuela after latest round of treatment

President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela late Wednesday after his latest round of cancer treatment in Cuba.

The Venezuelan leader greeted well-wishers at an airport in Caracas, waving, shaking hands and kissing some on the cheek before he was whisked away to the Miraflores presidential palace.

Unlike his previous arrivals from Cuba, Chavez didn't spend time on the tarmac answering questions at length.

His return to Venezuela comes as the country marks the anniversary of a 2002 coup that briefly removed Chavez from power. The state-run AVN news agency reported that he was expected to take part in events commemorating the failed coup.

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  1. "The 2002 Coup"

    Brief mention is made of a "2002 coup that briefly removed Chavez..." Yet, no details concerning things such as how was this coup backed, financed, supported, etc...and by who. It's as if CNN assumes everyone knows it was George W. Bush mad as hell because chavez decided to share Venezuela's oil wealth with Venezuela's citizenry RATHER than with Bushco incorporated. Perhaps we should all review that attempted coup...perhaps a few may see it in Syria even today.
    And help me come-up with a good name for the 'Arab Spring' in South America. So far, all I got is 'Amazon Winter'. (shrug)

    April 12, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    I read this article on (Venezuela analysis .com) t itled " Venezuelan communist party warns of opposition destabilisation plans, possible foreign intervention"
    It says the opposition is planning a "Syrian style" international intervention following the Oct 7th election. They plan on mimicing Syria's unrest in way of Paramilitaries, assassians, and our all time favorite mercenaries. Criminal groups are said to already be present. But the communist party is organising to make sure that Hugos election goes as planned.

    Hmmm, looks like our 'hit men' have been busy enlisting some mercenaries for a trip to Venezuela. 😉

    April 12, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. O

    @@@MARY,,,so you still didnt shave? What would you know about venezuela, but the rumors of war ,, or the news and papers ? In the which is nothing but a bunch of propoaganda,,,,,,,i think maybe you and hubby mitch should go back to the bible and stay there ,,, and one more thing,,,,,,,,dont forget to shave

    April 12, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Not the dreaded "O" who only criticizes...never offering even a viewpoint. Not even when she uses her famous username. Once in a while she'll ask for a solution. But when you tell her it comes from the least likely of places (God setting nmatters straight), she, while claiming to be a true believer, scoffs. Just like Nazi "christians" scoffed at true Christians who flat-out refused to join with Hitler. Nayzeeism.

    April 12, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    ITry getting a life.
    Then try to stick to one story or the other Donna.
    You said at one time you are Catholic by faith but don't attend services, Then you get offended when some one points a finger at your religion. How hypocritical is that.
    Then you proceed to say "Lee, where ever you are, i will miss you" Where ever you are ? explain that little girl

    April 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      I said I was baptised Catholic, but I don't follow it anymore.
      I would appreciate it if you would get your facts straight.
      I don't get offended at someone pointing fingers at Caholicism, for by and large, they are a corrupt and archaic organization.
      I get offended at people making blanket statements about large groups of people, though.

      I also said "Lee, wherever you are, I miss you" because I DO!
      I don't know what set you off on your latest little hate campaign, but please stop it.
      You're acting childish, and I don't think that is the way you want to portray yourself.

      April 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. O

    Mary mary mary do you have a problem with life or is it the other way around just shave it it stinks

    April 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ♚Mmmmm♛

    oh uh chavez looks like one of those bopping heads on a car's dashboard....

    April 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gg

    don,t let the americans get a hold off your oil companies

    April 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ mary & philip, what is up with your fixation on everything banasy has to say. & i cant believe between the 2 of you there isnt l oz of compassion for everyone elses feelings on the loss of our dear friend. Please explain how this is spiritual behavior?

    April 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    The way the two of you spout the word of god, but dont practice the word of god screams hypocrit! You talk the talk but dont walk the walk!

    April 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. analytical reasoner

    @M's. Chavez looks like a bobbing head? What does Dubya Bush resemble then? He kinda reminds me of these kids I met in this out of the way little town. Odd place...each house had like 5 or 8 chimneys. The kids? You could poke both oftheir eyes out with one thumb and use their ears for handlebars. Colroado City, Arizona. Romney territory. LMFrAO.

    April 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    @chrissy. It's hard to walk in a postey box. Words? Even Jesus used mean words to make his point. Nobody is drawing a sword and slashing anyones ear off either. No whips have been made. NONE have been cursed to burn in hell forever. (well, except pretend ones made by 'wolf god' and 'teen wolf god' the other day) Anyway, this sort of thing went on back in bible times too. Even the Apostles used to get at each others throats...the older men in the congregation screaming and yelling at each other. It sorta comes with the territory. (shrug)
    Jesus didn't come to bring peace. He came to cause division. Well, here it is right before your very eyes.

    April 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ philip, you and mary should of all people know, words hurt! Verbal and emotional pain are much worse than physical, its just wrong. So....Wolf god was you? Lmao i thought maybe it was. Just so you know thats my ex hubbys name and he thought he was god!

    April 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wolfie's a sham?

    It's all right for some people to do it if they feel themselves to be the self righteous ones kissed by the Lord, but they are perfectly justified in treating others as disp icable as they want under the bible lesson by-laws? Oh, I see.
    There's a word for that. It's called being a hypocrite, and I'll wager that the Good Lord doesn't advocate that sort of demeaning behavior. But all is fair wwhen it concerns only the bad behavior of the one who is doing it. Shaman.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Vene27

    Many of you forget that chavez did the first coup against a democratically elected government in 1992.

    So all of you that think he was respectful man who loved democracy remember he spit on democracy and the country he swore to protect as a soldier.

    Also for you people that think cuba loves venezuela. IN the 1960s Cuba paid anti government guerillas in Venezuela to overthrow they government. Cuba paid guerillas to spill venezuelan blood to inspire a marxist like revolution like what happened in cuba. Now chavez acts like cuba is our brother when cuba financed people to kill venezuelans.

    April 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |