Chavez returns home after cancer treatment in Cuba

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez delivers a speech as he attends a mass in Barinas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Chavez, who attended the mass accompanied by relatives Thursday after returning from his latest round of radiation therapy treatment in Cuba, vowed to overcome cancer and to run for re-election in October. AP Photo/Francisco Batista/Miraflores Press Office

(AP) CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home after 11 days of cancer treatment in Cuba.

State television showed Chavez chatting with his vice president and other aides after arriving at Caracas' international airport late Friday.

Chavez traveled to Cuba on April 30 for further radiation therapy.

The socialist leader began the treatments late March after an operation in February that he says removed a second tumor from his pelvic region. The first tumor was taken out in an operation last June.

Chavez said Friday that his latest round of radiation treatment was successful.

He has kept some details of his illness a secret.

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