Chavez returns to Venezuela in the dead of night

Rick Moran
Venezulean President Hugo Chavez returned to his homeland after two months of being treated for cancer in Cuba. One might expect the dictator to return in the bright sunshine of a Caracas afternoon, to be greeted by thousands of his syncophantic loyalists. But instead, Chavez's plane touched down at 2:30 AM and was immediately whisked away to a military hospital. Associated Press: Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on television that Chavez at arrived at 2:30 a.m. and was taken to the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas, where he will continue his treatment. Chavez also thanked Fidel and Raul Castro, who have overseen his treatment in Cuba, and thanked his country's people "for so much love." Chavez's return to Caracas came less than three days after the government released the first photos of the president in more than two months, showing images of him smiling alongside his daughters. The government didn't release any images of Chavez upon his arrival in Caracas. "We're very...(Read Full Post)

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