1. HE’S BACK

    Chávez Returns to Venezuela

    VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez  attends the "South Of The Border" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2009 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hugo Chavez

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    Just in time for his country's independence day, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez landed in Caracas after undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba. "I'm fine. I'm happy," he said. "A perfect landing." Cuban President Raúl Castro saw Chávez off in Havana, saluting and then waving goodbye. Chávez landed in Caracas at 2 a.m. local time and greeted his vice president and elder brother on the tarmac. In a telephone interview later, he told state television that he was having breakfast. "I'm devouring everything," he said. “It's the beginning of my return!”

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