Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro

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Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's Vice-President, is seen leaving the National Hotel in Havana on Jan. 12, 2013. Cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez’s fragile health prevented him from attending his own swearing-in ceremony for a new term Jan. 10 after the Dec. 11 operation caused a lung infection and hemorrhaging.