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Lula Urges Venezuela’s Chavez to Groom Successor, La Nacion Says

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to begin grooming a successor, La Nacion reported.

Lula, who is recovering from treatment for cancer of the larynx, said in an interview during a visit to Argentina that democracy is an exercise in alternating power among different sectors of society, Buenos Aires-based La Nacion reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jose Orozco in Caracas at

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