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Back in Venezuela, Chavez vows to win cancer battle

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s ever-theatrical President Hugo Chavez made a surprise homecoming on Monday after cancer surgery in Cuba, thrilling supporters with an emotional pledge to win the fight to regain his health. His voice straining at times, Chavez told a crowd of thousands gathered outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas he still needed strict medical treatment. “Let nobody think my presence here today, July 4, means that we have won,” he said. “I swear that we will win the battle”. But his own words suggested a battle for full recovery that could stretch his legendary stamina in the weeks ahead. Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said the president would have to…