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|TALK ABOUT PRESSURE ON SOMEONE RECOVERING FROM SURGERY. Just days away from his Presidential inauguration, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is feared by many to be at death's door.But Vice President Nicholas Maduro, angered by the rumors, publicly denounced them after returning from a visit with Chavez where he said he spoke twice with him. Maduro asserts that Chavez is 'completely conscious of the complexity of his post-operative state.'Meanwhile, the opposition movement in Venezuela has called for a new election within 30 days if Chavez is too ill to attend his inauguration on the 10th. Chavez's supporters in Latin America, which include a number of other Presidents, have expressed their solidarity: Bolivia's Evo Morales sent him a public message of strength toward 'a quick recovery.'|
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