Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro salutes from a vehicle, next to his companion Cilia Flores, during a military ceremony recognizing him as Commander-in-chief along the Paseo de Los Proceres, or ... more 
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro salutes from a vehicle, next to his companion Cilia Flores, during a military ceremony recognizing him as Commander-in-chief along the Paseo de Los Proceres, or "Promenade of the Forefathers" in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April, 19, 2013. Maduro, who has the support of the Chavista bases, needs all the momentum he can muster to consolidate control of a country struggling with shortages of food and medicines; chronic power outages; one of the world's highest homicide and kidnapping rates. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ariana Cubillos
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 9:04 PM EDT