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Venezuela’s Chavez Says New Cancer Cells Detected in Cuba Exams

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said today that recent health exams in Cuba showed the presence of malignant cancer cells and that he would need surgery. Chavez, who spoke in a national address to television and radio, asked Venezuelans to elect vice president Nicolas Maduro if he is unable to complete his term.

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