Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Remains in Hospital Following Cancer Operation


A woman walks near a mural reading 'Chavez, heart of my nation' on... Nieuwsfoto'sBeeltenis,Caracas,Horizontaal,Muurschildering,Overheid,Politiek,President,Stad,Straat,Venezuela,Volwassen,Volwassen vrouwen,WandelenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA woman walks near a mural reading 'Chavez, heart of my nation' on the streets of Caracas on January 8, 2013. A constitutional fight over cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's status intensified Tuesday with the government planning a massive show of support in the streets on the day he is supposed to be sworn in to a new term. The call for a rally Thursday outside the Miraflores presidential palace comes amid a stormy debate over whether Chavez and his current government can remain in office if he is too sick to take the oath of office. Chavez, who underwent his fourth round of cancer surgery in Havana nearly a month ago, is suffering from a severe pulmonary infection that has resulted in a respiratory insufficiency. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)