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Chavez returning from Cuba to Venezuela
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says on Twitter that he is leaving Cuba to return home
By The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ' Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he was leaving Cuba and flying home to Venezuela nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery.

Chavez said in a message on his Twitter account that he was at Havana's airport.

"Right now we're taking off," one message said.

Another said Cuban President Raul Castro "came to see us off at the airport."

The president has said a Feb. 26 surgery in Cuba removed a tumor from the same location in the pelvic region where another tumor was removed in June. He has said he is recovering smoothly and next plans to undergo radiation treatment.

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