Chávez returns to Venezuela

Chavez and his daughters in Cuba in a photo released by the Venezuelan government
Chavez and his daughters in Cuba in a photo released by the Venezuelan government

The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez, has returned to his country after undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.

He arrived in Venezuela on Monday at 2:30 am, Communication and Information Minister, Ernesto Villegas, said.

As he made his return home, Chavez posted three messages  on his Twitter account. “We have arrived again in the Venezuelan Homeland. Thank you, my God! Thank you, my beloved people! We will continue our treatment here,” the first message read.

Chavez thanked Cuba in the second Twitter message. “Thank you, Fidel, Raúl, and Cuba! Thank you Venezuela for so much love!!” it said.

The last of the three messages read: “I still hold on to God and trust in my doctors and nurses. Onward toward victory always!! We will live and overcome!!”

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 happy,” Vice President Nicholas Maduro said of Chavez’s return.

He said he had accompanied the president on the trip, along with Chavez’s daughter Rosa, his brother Adan and National Assembly President, Diosdado Cabello.

The Venezuelan leader has nearly 4 million Twitter followers.

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36 Comments

  1. real
    February 20, 2013

    mr chavez is indeed a fighter, hope he survives, but it time for him to let go of power and take care of his health.

  2. My 2 Cents
    February 19, 2013

    well come back home honourable chavez do hope you get better very soon

  3. i...
    February 19, 2013

    que viva chavez! one man who is greatly misunderstood

  4. NO
    February 19, 2013

    TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS!!!

  5. Observer
    February 19, 2013

    Why would any Dominican want to see President Chavez dead? I cannot understand why the celebration over the illness of a friend of the country. The man has been a good friend to us. Ask the people of Soufriere Scotts Head, users of the Canefield to Pond Case Road, Housing in the Kalinago territory, Support for Housing Revolution, grant or soft loan made available to the AID Bank, the police for vehicles, the many Dominicans who have obtained scholarships in Venezuela, the Petro Caraibe project; support for the extension of Melville Hall Airport to aid with night landing; support for countless community projects and the list can go on. Why should we not we wish for good health for such a person? Is it because the projects make PM Skerrit look good? Is that why?

  6. wotton waven /Possie
    February 19, 2013

    Dios bendiga

    Dios bendiga y

  7. wotton waven
    February 19, 2013

    Viva Chavez, Viva.

  8. Corrupt_Bastards
    February 19, 2013

    Stupes… In 2007, Mr Chavez replaced the “old” Bolivar with the “Bolivar fuerte” (literally, the “strong Bolivar”) at a ratio of 1:1000. The new fixed ratio against the US Dollar duly became 1.60:1. That rate quickly became 2.15:1 in February 2008, 2.60:1 in January 2010 and 4.30:1 in January 2011.
    Mister only good at making Venezuelans poorer and mister skerrit following ever wonder why our crimes increasing more paros in Roseau, just look at crime and poverty in Venezuela. :-P

  9. Doctor Zhivago
    February 19, 2013

    Is it me ? Or does Chavez face look too healthy for a man under scourge from cancer ? I think thats the effects of a generous infusion of botox … See the manufactured smile? Alas, I am afraid that this is a propaganda pic and the dear leader is worse off than published.

  10. kubulol
    February 19, 2013

    Hope that this communist Dictator will not return to power.

    The time has come for democracy to win in Venezuela and sweep away all those who show so much hatred against the US and brother Obama.

    Hope that, one day, DA will be wise enough to withdraw from the communist and anti-US ALBA organization.

  11. Justice and Truth
    February 19, 2013

    He arrived at 2:30 am? This should tell us something. At a time like that there were fewer people at the airport.
    A picture was not taken of him when he arrived in Caracas. It is my feeling that if he walked they would have taken a picture of him to prove to the world that he is well. He must have been on a stretcher.
    As for those Twitters, this does not necessarily mean that he personally sent them. As always, let us wait and hear.
    The picture of him looks like he is lying down. He may be smiling but this does not mean that he is well.
    It was just broadcasted on the Toronto late TV news that he may be dead or is dying. This is always pure speculation. However, we may never know how ill he is and how long he has to live. They never release the truth.

  12. waypapa
    February 19, 2013

    gracias a dios para nos hermano Hugo Chavez. viva viva daddy Chavez.

  13. Real Dominican
    February 18, 2013

    And the Struggle goes on. With Prayers all things are possible. Keep the faith Comrade Chavez

  14. kuba
    February 18, 2013

    hasta la Victoria siempre
    patria o muerte
    vecernos
    revolutionaries siempre

  15. kuba
    February 18, 2013

    hasta la Victoria siempre vencemos.patria o muerte

  16. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :roll: :idea: :evil: :arrow: :-o :!: :arrow: :twisted: :) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?:

  17. lala
    February 18, 2013

    could u imagine this man is helping thousands in the US? those who \r unable to buy gas for their heater in the winter. may God bless u. i did not know how generous he was until i saw the offers.

  18. Chavez Bling Boy
    February 18, 2013

    Viva mi estimado Comandante. Dios te bendiga abundantemente y te sana.

  19. Sout Man
    February 18, 2013

    God speed and God Bless, Hugo!!

  20. Corrupt_Bastards
    February 18, 2013

    Oh Boy more devil speeches about our beloved US president, Comrade i hope u repent, and emerge a changed man, and teach skerro how to fish cause he depending on you too much! 8)

    • IPO
      February 18, 2013

      about our beloved US president….lol

      What have I done for you lately????

  21. up2dtime
    February 18, 2013

    Yea venezuela is at peace this afternoon,everyone is happy,an we in estado portuguesa the same,que viva la revolucion que viva socialismo que viva chavez

  22. dissident
    February 18, 2013

    This is not a miracle.
    How many times over does the miracle have to repeat itself? Is there another one in de future? It deosnt need a repeat to have de effect that is still short coming. Death.

    More time to suffer.

    • MUDD
      February 19, 2013

      Death and suffering is for all including You my friend.

  23. Dominican in usa
    February 18, 2013

    Viva Chavez!

  24. February 18, 2013

    Thank God to see His Grace upon the life of Hugo Chavez, that through His Grace and Mercy he is brought back home.
    I pray that Hugo Chavez gives his life to the Lord Jesus Christ if he has not done so yet.
    With God all things are possible. The reason Jesus Christ came to the earth was “to destroy the works of the Devil.”
    Chavez Jesus Christ IS Lord!!!

    • grell
      February 19, 2013

      like your so perfect,people like you act the holiness,so please stop the crap.

  25. February 18, 2013

    I give God thank for such miracle. I had been/and still am praying for Mr. Chavez.
    I also pray for our Prime Minister, as well as Mr. John ( the Oposition leader.
    “GOD BLESS DOMINICA.”

    • Malgraysa
      February 19, 2013

      Ignus, ask yourself why they arranged for the poor man to arrive back home in the middle of the night, with no public to welcome him. He is not well at all and is not mobile. I don’t think they could do much more for him in Cuba. May God have mercy.

  26. happyrrr
    February 18, 2013

    long live chavez…u r a fighter….The good Lord will see u through ur recovery…He is such a kind n loving person and has the interest of the poor at heart….dont believe all the negativity u hear about him in the news…trust me they are all lies…speedy recovery

    • Just Saying
      February 19, 2013

      Say that to the venezuelan people, I am sure most will not agree with you about your kind and loving interest for the poor.

      • happyrrr
        February 20, 2013

        hve u been to venezuela…dem shut d up

  27. Observer
    February 18, 2013

    Thank God, Thank God fro health

  28. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013

    Viva Chavez!

    • JoJo
      February 19, 2013

      Viva Las Vegas!

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