Venezuela swears in acting president Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela's former vice-president Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as acting president, hours after the state funeral of Hugo Chavez.
Mr Chavez, who died on 5 March after a long battle with cancer, had named Mr Maduro as his chosen successor.
However, the main opposition coalition boycotted Mr Maduro's swearing-in, saying that it was unconstitutional.
Beth McLeod reports.
09 Mar 2013
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean