Chavez swearing-in postponed

Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term due to health problems, the government said. Chavez has not been heard from since surgery on December 11th in Cuba.

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Chavez to miss swearing-in ceremony due to ill health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will miss Thursday's scheduled swearing-in ceremony for his third term due to health problems, the government said in a letter to Congress.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas in 2010. Credit: Reuters

Chavez has not been heard from since undergoing his fourth cancer surgery in Cuba on December 11, and officials have described his condition as "delicate".

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