Hugo Chavez arrives back in Venezuela after treatment in Cuba

The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived back home in Caracas after 10 days of medical treatment in Cuba.

State television showed images of Chavez arriving at Caracas' airport early Friday and walking down the steps of the presidential jet.

Chavez was received by members of his Cabinet, including Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.

Chavez travelled to Cuba on the night of Nov. 27 after announcing plans to undergo hyperbaric oxygen treatment in Havana. The Venezuelan leader has spent much of the past 18 months fighting cancer, and said several months ago that he was cancer-free.