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Chavez still calling the shots, VP says

DEAD OR ALIVE?Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that the ailing leader is running the country from his hospital bed, a claim the opposition say is a lie

AFP, CARACAS

Maduro has accused opposition leader Henrique Capriles of “conspiring” against Venezuela during trips to the US and Colombia, and warned him not to “violate the rule of law.”

He said Capriles, who lost to Chavez in a presidential election last year, had met with “paramilitaries” in Colombia and was now in the US to meet Roberta Jacobson, the US Department of State’s top official for Latin America.

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