President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela early today after receiving another round of cancer treatment in Cuba. Chavez even tweeted this morning that he was “already on the plane”.
On Tuesday, the Venezuelan government broadcast a video of President Hugo Chavez playing a bowling game to quash rumors that he was dying of cancer while out of the country.
The video showed Chavez strolling in a garden with his brother and two ministers in Havana where he is having radiation treatment for an undisclosed cancer.
His unusually long silence raised doubts about his political future as he seeks re-election in an Oct. 7 vote. The 57-year-old leader remains very popular among poorer Venezuelans who have benefited from his social programs, which redistribute some of the country’s vast oil wealth.