After spending 12 days in Cuba receiving another round of cancer treatments, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned to Caracas today.
The president landed in Caracas at dawn local time, but rather than making a customary address through the media, merely announced that he had spent his return flight from Havana with Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro discussing labour law.
Chávez hinted from Havana on Monday that he would be back today, but that he would be returning to Havana again for a fifth and final round of treatment in the near future.
Chávez received his first treatment in June of last year, when a tumour was removed, however details of the president’s illness have not been fully disclosed over the past year. Ahead of October’s presidential elections, the lack of information has at times prompted concern among citizens as to the status of Chávez’s health and his ability to govern in the future.