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Chavez still has "severe" respiratory problem


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Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks next to Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello (R) and Agriculture Minister Juan Carlos Loyo, during a visit to Fama de America's coffee processing plant in Caracas January 3, 2013. Maduro returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken president as rumours grow about his condition. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout