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FOTO EFE

FOTO EFE

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, is pictured during a political gathering in Caracas, on March 8, 2013. Capriles charged that the government was committing fraud by going ahead with the swearing-in of Nicolas Maduro as acting president following the death of Hugo Chavez. “This swearing-in is fraudulent,” Capriles, tipped as the opposition’s candidate in upcoming elections, said after the Supreme Court ruled that Vice-President Maduro could become acting president while polls are called within 30 days. Latin American leaders and US foes paid tribute to Chavez on Friday as he lay in state in a flag-draped coffin during a lavish state funeral before the nation swears-in an interim president. AFP PHOTO/GERALDO CASO