Venezuelan VP: Nation is praying for Chavez

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro addressing the cabinet meeting

Venezuela's Vice President has addressed a televised cabinet meeting in the capital Caracas.

He added that the nation is praying for the president during these cancer "complications".

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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.