(Mexico City) From RIA Novosti:
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has just months to live, a Venezuelan doctor said on Tuesday.Chavez named Vice-President and Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his possible successor.
Venezuelan doctor Jose Rafael Marquina, who is based in the United States and is known for his accurate prognoses on Chavez’s health, told RCN radio that Chavez has "between two and three months to live."
“The disease has entered an aggressive stage. He has metastases in the lumbar area, compressing nerves around the lumbar area of his backbone, which may lead to paralysis,” said Marquina, who claims to have access to firsthand sources and information about the president’s health.