Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to miss swearing-in
The Venezuelan National Assembly has approved a request by President Hugo Chavez to postpone his inauguration for a new term in office, which was scheduled for Thursday.
Mr Chavez is in hospital in Cuba after cancer surgery, and has suffered complications caused by a lung infection.
Legislators voted to give Mr Chavez as much time as he needs to recover.
Sarah Grainger reports from Caracas.
09 Jan 2013