Venezuelans Celebrate the Return of Chavez
Venezuelans around the country came out into the streets to celebrate on Monday morning upon receiving the news of Chavez's return. The arrival of the President from Cuba was unexpected, and was only announced via Chavez's Twitter account once he was already in the country. As supporters learned of the news, spontaneous rallies ocurred around the country.
Supporters gathered outside the military hospital where Chavez is being treated (Mariely Márquez / Noticias24).
(Mariely Márquez / Noticias24).
In the state of Aragua (Jacob Atircopy).
In front of opposition-controlled state governor's offices in Miranda (Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24).
In the western state of Falcón (Prensa PSUV Falcón).
Plaza Bolivar in Caracas (Ronald Romero/ Noticias24).
Plaza Bolivar in Merida (Edward Pulgar Emonet / Psuv Merida).
In the state of Tachira (Prensa Gobernación de Táchira).
In the western state of Zulia (Edilia Hernández y Nelson Sánchez / Prensa Gobernación del Zulia).
Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital, where Chavez is being treated (AP).
A man outside the hospital holds a sign that says "Thank you to the Cuban people, for real!" (Juan Carlos Neira)">.
Published on Feb 20th 2013 at 9.20pm