Wed, Jan 02, 2013 - Page 7 News List

Venezuelans gather to pray for Chavez

COMPLICATIONS:There are signs the Venezuelan president’s health is deteriorating, which makes it unlikely that he would be inaugurated on Jan 11 for a next term

AP, CARACAS

“The situation does not look good,’’ said David Smilde, a University of Georgia sociologist and analyst for the Washington Office on Latin America think tank.

“Mentioning twice in his nationally televised speech that Chavez has suffered new complications only reinforces the appearance that the situation is serious,” he added.

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