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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks in front of a painting... News PhotoCaracas,Close-up,Effigy,Government,Heroes,Horizontal,Hugo Chávez,Independence,Nicolás Maduro,Politics,President,Press Conference,Representing,Simon Bolivar,Talking,VenezuelaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPVenezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks in front of a painting depicting late president Hugo Chavez (C) and Latin American independence hero Simon Bolivar, during a press conference in Caracas on November 15, 2013. Venezuela's legislature gave initial backing Thursday to a measure granting extraordinary powers over the economy to President Nicolas Maduro, following his controversial attempt to forcibly cut consumer prices. Maduro's supporters, who hold the majority in the National Assembly, approved the measure which would allow him to govern by decree, without having to seek parliamentary approval. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)