Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez for the first time named a successor if anything happened to him after he revealed his cancer had returned and he would undergo another operation in the coming days.
The development is a blow for his supporters, who elected him in October to a new six-year term in office. Since mid-2011 Chavez has twice said he was cured, and then had to have more surgery.
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