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Venezuela's Chavez says cancer has returned [View all]

Source: CBC

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced that his cancer has returned and that he will undergo another surgery in Cuba.

Chavez, who won re-election on Oct. 7, also said for the first time that if his health were to worsen, his successor would be Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.

"We should guarantee the advance of the Bolivarian Revolution," Chavez said on television Saturday night, seated at the presidential palace with Maduro and other aides.

The president said that tests had shown a return of some cancerous cells and that he would return to Cuba on Sunday for the surgery, his third operation to remove cancerous tissue in about a year and a half.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/12/08/venezuela-hugo-chavez-cancer.html

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