Skip to comments.Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela 'praying for life' (He's getting desperate alert)
Posted on 03/17/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT by Zakeet
VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez has returned home nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, saying he is praying for life.
After stepping off the plane, Chavez smiled and waved but also spoke soberly about the path ahead.
"I lift up a prayer ... in this battle for life," he said in a televised speech on the tarmac. "We will live and we will win."
Chavez has kept secret some details of his illness, such as the type of cancer, spurring speculation about how it might affect the country's political landscape.
His close allies have assured Venezuelans there is no Plan B.
He stepped down the stairs at the plane hand in hand with his daughter and his mother.
The president has said a February 26 surgery in Cuba removed a tumour from the same location in the pelvic region where another tumour was removed in June. He has said he is recovering smoothly.
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