Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Remains in Hospital Following Cancer Operation


Statuettes depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez , Cuban leader... News PhotoCaracas,Effigy,Fidel Castro,Figurine,Government,Heroes,Horizontal,Hugo Chávez,Independence,Leadership,Politics,President,Representing,Store,VenezuelaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPStatuettes depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (C), Cuban leader Fidel Castro (R) and Venezuelan Independence hero, Francisco de Miranda, are seen on display at a shop in Caracas on January 7, 2012. The church weighed in with four days to go before President Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery, is supposed to be sworn in to a new six year term. Venezuela's Catholic church warned the government Monday it would be 'morally unacceptable' to override the constitution amid an intensifying crisis over Chavez's health. His vice president has argued that the swearing in can be delayed indefinitely, calling it a 'formality,' and that Chavez's current administration can continue in office until a new one can be sworn in. AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)