Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba; he must have looked awful enough that even after landing at 2AM away from the crowds that would congregate during daytime, it took 5 hours for state TV to edit the video:
President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return to Venezuela from Cuba before dawn Monday, saying he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor.
State television showed the video of Chavez arriving about 2 a.m. local time (2:30 EDT; 0630 GMT). The station didn’t air the video until a little after five hours later.
He is expected to address the people from the presidential residence of Miraflores this afternoon. Local media say he will not attend the bicentennial celebrations tomorrow.
He’s also expected to name Nicolas Maduro as his vice-president. I do not know what the Venezuelan Constitution has to say on replacing the vice president, but rest assured that the internal power struggle in Chavismo is going on, as Chavez is expected to name an heir apparent.