May 18, 2013
Chávez back from Cuba after cancer treatment
"So far, fortunately there hasn't been any adverse reaction to the treatment," Chávez said. "All the exams that have been carried out have shown positive results of physical recovery."
Chávez traveled to Cuba on April 14 for radiation therapy treatment. The Caribbean leader had also said earlier this week that he expects to return to Havana soon to undergo more treatments.
The Venezuelan leader began radiation treatment in Cuba in late March after an operation in February that he says removed a second tumor from his pelvic region. The first tumor was taken out in an operation last June.
Chávez said he met his friend and mentor Fidel Castro on Wednesday afternoon and later saw his brother President Raúl Castro at the airport in Havana.
The Venezuelan has often expressed gratitude to the Castros for the care he has received in Cuba since last June, when he said an initial surgery removed a tumor the size of a baseball.
Chávez has kept secret some details of his illness, including the type of cancer and the precise location of the tumors.