FILE - Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar smiles during a news conference, in Sao Paulo, in this Feb. 17, 2009 file photo. Alencar suffered the heart attack Thursday evening Nov. 11, 2010. A ... more 
FILE - Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar smiles during a news conference, in Sao Paulo, in this Feb. 17, 2009 file photo. Alencar suffered the heart attack Thursday evening Nov. 11, 2010. A spokeswoman with the president's office in Brasilia said Friday that Alencar is alert and remains the acting president. He is being treated at the Sirio Libanes hospital. The vice president has been fighting abdominal cancer since 1997. less 
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