Fidel Castro wrote to Hugo Chavez in a letter published by Cuba's government on Monday, following the Venezuelan president's return home:
I'm pleased you have been able to return to the piece of soil you love so much and the fraternal people who give you so much support.
You have learnt a lot about life, Hugo, in those tough days of suffering and sacrifice.
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