State TV: President Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela
President Hugo Chavez has been in Havana, Cuba, for treatment of a cancerous tumor.
July 4th, 2011
08:06 AM ET

State TV: President Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to the nation's capital of Caracas, state-run VTV reported Monday morning.

The network showed images of Chavez leaving Havana, Cuba and arriving in Caracas, reporting that Chavez returned to Venezuela at 2 a.m. local time.

Chavez has been in Havana for weeks undergoing treatment after doctors performed emergency surgery. He announced last week that they had removed a cancerous tumor.

Speaking to VTV after his arrival, Chavez said, his plane had made a "perfect landing" and he was feeling fine.

"I am well. I am happy," he said.

He said his return reminded him of a song, and began singing the words "beautiful night."

He was surrounded by a crowd of grinning supporters.

Venezuela celebrates its bicentennial Tuesday.

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    July 4, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Alessio Gronchi


    July 4, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alessio Gronchi

    I am Alessio Gronchi. Sir,will you please not use my name?

    July 4, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |

      Don't feel bad, Alessio. This Tea Partying jerk does the same thing to me. He must think he's funny!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DaBeast99

    State run TV....really Hugo?! Nobody wants to see a fat dictator break into song, because he has nothing substantial to say to his people! Shame on you CNN for running this stupid article!

    July 4, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |

      No, shame on you DeBeast99 for posting your ignorant comment above. You people evidently harbor no shame over your ignorance!

      July 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |


      July 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    This is great news indeed. Hugo Chavez is one of best leaders Latin America has these days as he stands up to the right-wing thugs in Washington. Now just watch a lot of these mindless, dirty minded, foul speaking Tea Partiers bash this man with their nonsense like the jerk above!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jay Horn

    @georgepatton: shut the hell up. Why dont you move to Venezuela if you think a dictatorship is so wonderful.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |

      No Jay, you shut up! Besides, George Patton commanded the 3rd Army during WW2. What the hell did you do for this country???

      July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |


      July 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jay Horn

    If General Patton was alive today, he would be a tea party member. He hated communism and socialism.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jay Horn

    Study history before you spout off left wing garbage.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jay Horn

    @RUFFNUTT: to answer your question what have I done for this country. Well for one I pay taxes so you can enjoy your food stamps.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |

    @jay.. awesome.. to bad there isn't a flat tax so now matter how much money you made everyone would pay a fair share...

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Jay Horn:
    Ignore the Troll Brigade.
    He acts 5 years old because that's what age his critical think stopped.
    "No, Jay, you shut up!"
    Like I said, 5.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Sorry Jay, my mistake here. Not the "Troll Brigade", the "Tea Party Brigade".

      July 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jay Horn

    Should have elected Steve Forbes and we would have a flat tax.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy


    The Troll Brigade has struck again.
    I didn't write the
    2:48 post.
    One can tell.
    You're smart enough to be one of those who know.
    Anyone who disagrees, gets trolled.
    His antics are just as silly as the pablum he proffers.

    July 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jose eisynover leon fuentes

    vamos persiente hugo chavez con toda persiencia yo quiero tu codor y dispuesto yo puedo dia celeciones dia vitoria perciencia repulica lo emirado muchu que y de todos paise que tu eres mejor persiente venzuela y de mundo uribe se sangalo pararese payaso de circo de moscu perdor uribe

    November 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jesus, jesus valera, valera, mercadeo, maturin, politica, @valerajesus, monagas, venezuela, politico, marketing

    Useful information. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident, and I am surprised why this twist of fate did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |