Vice President Nicolas Maduro has said that President Hugo Chavez is suffering his "most difficult hours" since his latest cancer operation on December 11.
Holding a copy of the nation's constitution, he called on Venezuelans to "respect Commander Chavez" at this "difficult time".
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