Venezuelan vice president to address cabinet meeting

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro will address a Cabinet meeting live on state TV shortly, the government said amid speculation over the implications of Hugo Chavez's health downturn.

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Venezuela told: Pray for Chavez

Venezuela's vice president has told a televised meeting of ministers that everybody was praying for ailing president Hugo Chavez. His comments came amid speculation that Chavez was suffering from a severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery.