CARACAS -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who has been undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba since December 10, announced via his twitter account that he is back in Caracas where he would be continuing his treatment.
"We have come back to the country of Venezuela. Thank God! Thank you dear people! Here we continue the treatment," Chavez announced via his @chavezcandanga twitter account at 3:42 am Eastern Standard Time. It was his first tweet since November 1.
He went on to thank Cuba and Raul and Fidel Castro and God, as well as trusting in his doctors and nurses.
"With Fidel, Raul and all of Cuba! Thanks to Venezuela for so much love!"
"I still clung to Christ and trust in my doctors and nurses. Ever onward to victory! We will live and overcome!," he concluded.
Chavez had not been publicly seen or heard from since going to Cuba on December 10 for his fourth operation on a still as yet undisclosed cancer until Friday, when his government released some "proof of life" pictures of him in bed with his two daughters around him.
Chavez was first diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago in June 2011.
National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, a former Vice President who participated with Chavez in the 1992 coup, tweeted that Chavez landed at 2:30 Venezuela time (2:00 Eastern Standard Time) and is now at Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas.
Venezuela Minister of Information Ernesto Villegas tweeted welcoming Chavez home.