FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of a portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez after a symbolic swearing in ceremony in the presence of the flag-draped coffin of Chavez at the military academy where the funeral ceremony was held earlier in Caracas, Venezuela. For his loyal followers, Chavez was already a living legend on par with independence era hero Simon Bolivar even before his March 5 death from cancer. In a mere three weeks, however, Chavez has ascended to divine status, at least according to political rhetoric, as the government and his die-hard loyalists build a religious mythology around him ahead of April 14 elections scheduled to pick a new leader. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office, File)

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FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of a portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez after a symbolic swearing in ceremony in the presence of the flag-draped coffin of Chavez at the military academy where the funeral ceremony was held earlier in Caracas, Venezuela. For his loyal followers, Chavez was already a living legend on par with independence era hero Simon Bolivar even before his March 5 death from cancer. In a mere three weeks, however, Chavez has ascended to divine status, at least according to political rhetoric, as the government and his die-hard loyalists build a religious mythology around him ahead of April 14 elections scheduled to pick a new leader. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office, File)
FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands in front of a portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez after a symbolic swearing in ceremony in the presence of the flag-draped coffin of Chavez at the military academy where the funeral ceremony was held earlier in Caracas, Venezuela. For his loyal followers, Chavez was already a living legend on par with independence era hero Simon Bolivar even before his March 5 death from cancer. In a mere three weeks, however, Chavez has ascended to divine status, at least according to political rhetoric, as the government and his die-hard loyalists build a religious mythology around him ahead of April 14 elections scheduled to pick a new leader. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office, File)
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