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Chavez's return from cancer surgery announced on state TV

18 February 2013 Last updated at 14:03 GMT

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's return home from Cuba following cancer surgery has been officially announced on state television.

Mr Chavez had earlier revealed his return to his 3.9 million Twitter followers.

Information Minister Ernesto Villegas and Vice President Nicolas Maduro spoke on channel VTV about his return and thanked the people of Cuba and Venezuela for their support.

Video courtesy of VTV