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Chavez returns home

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 00:35

July 24 - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is back home after receiving cancer treatment in Cuba. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela on Saturday a week after leaving for chemotherapy in Cuba, saying no malignant cells were found and that he was arriving home in better health than when he left. News that the 56-year-old socialist leader underwent surgery in Havana last month to remove a baseball-sized cancerous tumor has called into question his fitness to run for re-election next year in the OPEC nation. He said his doctors in Venezuela found no malignant cells before he left for Havana last Saturday, and that his Cuban doctors confirmed that during "rigorous" tests on Sunday. Chavez had said on Friday he was preparing for a second round of chemotherapy. It was not clear when he might travel back to the communist-led Caribbean island as the guest of his friend and mentor, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

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Chavez returns home

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 00:35