Chavez Returns to Venezuela after Successful Treatment in Cuba
Caracas, May 12 (RHC) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday that his anti-cancer radiotherapy treatment in Cuba had been a success.
Chavez made the announcement Friday night, shortly after returning from the Cuban capital. He told supporters that he had "successfully completed" the medical treatment in Havana.
In a lively televised speech at the Simon Bolivar International Airport, Chavez expressed his optimism that he would get back to the front line of the "battle" to promote socialist revolution alongside the Venezuelan people.
Chavez, 57, travelled to Cuba on April 30 for a fifth round of radiation therapy to treat cancer that doctors detected on him last June. He has also undergone two surgeries, both to remove cancerous tumors in the pelvic area.
Recent polls show that Chavez enjoys the overwhelming support of his people, with nearly 60 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for him in the presidential elections in October.