Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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Huge crowds gather in Caracas ahead of Hugo Chavez funeral

A massive crowd has gathered outside the Military Academy where the body of Hugo Chavez has lain in state since his death Credit: RTV

Huge crowds gathered again outside the Military Academy where the body of Hugo Chavez has lain in state since his death.

His funeral is due to start shortly.

Yesterday dozens were injured in the crush to view the president's body.

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