Chavez to miss swearing-in, opposition cries foul

Hugo Chavez's lieutenants ended the suspense over whether he would make it back to Venezuela to be sworn in on Thursday -- but they failed to stamp out protests from the opposition who claim a constitutional crisis is under way. The inaugural day now being billed a day of pro-Chavez rallies, and the conflict looks set to continue as long as the ailing Venezuelan leader remains in hospital in Cuba.

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