Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chavez illness: Warning of 'Venezuela democracy threat'

Venezuela's opposition has issued a warning about a "threat to democracy" if President Hugo Chavez is not sworn in as scheduled on Thursday.

In a letter to the Organisation of American States (OAS), the coalition said his absence would be "a serious constitutional violation".

It is unlikely that Mr Chavez, who is in Cuba after a cancer surgery, will be able to attend his inauguration.