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Jan 9, 2013

Venezuela court endorses Chavez inauguration delay

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s top court endorsed the postponement of Hugo Chavez’s inauguration this week and ruled on Wednesday that the cancer-stricken president and his deputy would continue in their roles, despite a cacophony of opposition complaints.

Critics had argued the 58-year-old’s absence from his own swearing-in ceremony on January 10 meant a caretaker president must be appointed. Chavez has not been seen in public nor heard from in almost a month following surgery in Cuba.

Jan 5, 2013

Venezuela lawmakers elect Chavez ally as Assembly chief

CARACAS, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a
staunch ally of Hugo Chavez as leader of the National Assembly
on Saturday, putting him in line to be caretaker president if
the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery.

By choosing the incumbent, Diosdado Cabello, the
“Chavista”-dominated legislature cemented the combative
ex-soldier’s position as the third most powerful figure in the
government, after Chavez and Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

Jan 5, 2013

Venezuelan lawmakers to elect new Assembly chief

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan lawmakers met on Saturday to elect a leader of the National Assembly, with the victor in line to be caretaker president if Hugo Chavez does not recover from his fourth session of cancer surgery in Cuba.

The incumbent, Diosdado Cabello, is likely to be re-elected by the “Chavista”-dominated legislature, cementing the ex-soldier’s position as the third most powerful figure in the government, after Chavez and Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

Jan 4, 2013

VP Maduro back in Venezuela, no news on ailing Chavez

CARACAS, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Vice President Nicolas Maduro
returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in
hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken
president as rumors grow that he could be close to death.

Flanked by senior government figures including Diosdado
Cabello, the head of the National Assembly, Maduro toured a
coffee production plant in Caracas – the type of visit that the
president made frequently before he fell ill.

Jan 4, 2013

Vice President Maduro back in Venezuela, no news on ailing Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) – Vice President Nicolas Maduro returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken president as rumors grow about his condition.

Flanked by senior government figures including Diosdado Cabello, the head of the National Assembly, Maduro toured a coffee production plant in Caracas – the type of visit that the president made frequently before he fell ill.

Jan 2, 2013

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s severely weakened health as a result of an 18-month battle with cancer has raised the possibility of a new presidential election in Venezuela just months after the former soldier was re-elected to a third term.

CHAVEZ’S HEALTH

Chavez has made no public comments since traveling to Cuba three weeks ago for his fourth cancer operation since his diagnosis in June 2011.

Jan 1, 2013

Venezuela’s Chavez in stable condition, says son-in-law

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in stable condition and spent Monday with his daughters, the cancer-stricken leader’s son in law said in an appeal for supporters to ignore rumors about his condition.

Chavez has not been seen in public nor heard from in more than three weeks. The vice president said on Sunday that the 58-year-old was suffering a third set of complications after surgery in Cuba on December 11, his fourth operation in 18 months.

Dec 31, 2012

Analysis: Venezuela’s Maduro channels Chavez, lacks his charisma

CARACAS (Reuters) – He uses Hugo Chavez’s bombastic language, brandishes the constitution and showers opponents with vitriol at every turn.

But Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to replicate the extraordinary charisma of his boss, who is battling to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba.

Dec 31, 2012

Chavez suffers new post-surgery complications

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering further complications linked to a respiratory infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez in the hospital as supporters’ fears grow for the ailing 58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public nor heard from in three weeks.

Dec 31, 2012

Venezuela’s Chavez suffers new post-surgery complications

CARACAS, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
is suffering further complications linked to a respiratory
infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in
Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez
in the hospital as supporters’ fears grow for the ailing
58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public
nor heard from in three weeks.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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