Photo: Venezuelan Watches News Of Chavez Return
Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela during the night on Monday in time for the countries bicentennial celebration on Tuesday.
“We are preparing a light rest now in the morning, because you understand that it’s the beginning of my return; it’s a strict medical check-up, medicine, rehabilitation, well, I look like a cadet,” Chavez told VTV state TV station. “I even am wearing the sports clothes from the military academy. Well, I’m very happy.”
Chavez left for a three-country tour last moth only to remain in Cuba. He disclosed this week that he was being treated for Cancer and was uncertain of his return date.
The 200th bicentennial celebration is today and many celebrations were planned through the country. Chavez’s presence was viewed as important.
“I don’t think I can accompany you tomorrow at the official events, but I’m here and will be with you from my command post—from the heart of Caracas, the heart of Venezuela,” he said. “The beginning of my return, until my full return.”