This just in at the Miami Herald,
President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Thursday night that he had a cancerous tumor.
He made the admission in a late-night speech, his first since falling ill 21 days ago.
Here is the video in Spanish, supposedly taped in Cuba,
However, and in spite of the favorable general course, throughout the process of draining and healing, there appeared suspicion of the presence of other cellular formations that had not previously been detected. Therefore, a series of special tests was started immediately, cytochemical, cytopathologic, microbiologic, and pathologic, which confirmed the presence of an abscessed tumor with the presence of cancerous cells, which necessitated a second surgery.