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President Hugo Chavez Admits Relapse


President Hugo Chavez Admits Relapse

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced a relapse of his cancer and designated Vice President Nicolas Maduro as his heir apparent, 'just in case.'

An emotional Chavez admitted in a national televised address Saturday that "some malignant cells" were detected during his most recent medical examination in Cuba, adding that he would return to the island as early as Sunday for another round of surgery.