Venezuelan acting president Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks during the ceremony in which he was sworn in, next to his wife Cilia Flores (L) on March 8, 2013, in Caracas. Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, was sworn in as acting president of Venezuela late Friday in a disputed inauguration boycotted by the main opposition group. AFP PHOTO/ LEO RAMIREZ
Nicolas Maduro, Vice President of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega -President of Nicaragua-, Jose Mujica -President of Uruguay- and Evo Morales -President of Bolviia- during meeting to support Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Presidential Palace on January 10, 2013 in Caracas, Venzuela. Chavez is now hospitalized in Cuba due to a cancer. Meanwhile, his followers back him up in the day a new presidential term is inaugurated without him. People make their way to Miraflores Presidential Palace to witness a symbolic swearing-in.