VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez (left) has returned home after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery, according to his Twitter account.
Mr Chavez's return was announced in a series of messages, with one reading, "We've arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!!"
Another read: "We will continue our treatment here."
They were the first messages to appear on Mr Chavez's Twitter account since November 1.
"I'm clinging to Christ and trusting in my doctors and nurses," Mr Chavez said in another tweet. "Onward toward victory always!! We will live and we will triumph!!"
Chavez also thanked Fidel and Raul Castro, who have overseen his treatment in Cuba, and thanked his country's people "for so much love".
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Mr Chavez arrived at 2.30 am and was taken to the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas, where he will continue his treatment.
Mr Chavez's announced return to Caracas came less than three days after the government released photos of the president in more than two months, showing images of him smiling alongside his daughters. The government didn't release any images of Mr Chavez upon his arrival in Caracas.