A supporter holds a placard supporting President in Charge Nicolas Maduro (not depicted) as he speaks during the official registration of his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election at the National Electoral Council (SNE) in Caracas, on March 11, 2013. Venezuela has entered a bitter election race to succeed Hugo Chavez, with his chosen successor branding his challenger a 'fascist' after the opposition candidate accused him of exploiting the late leader's death. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) as they arrive to a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on January 7, 2015 in Beijing, China.
Nicolas Maduro, Vice President of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega -President of Nicaragua-, Jose Mujica -President of Uruguay- and Evo Morales -President of Bolviia- during meeting to support Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Presidential Palace on January 10, 2013 in Caracas, Venzuela. Chavez is now hospitalized in Cuba due to a cancer. Meanwhile, his followers back him up in the day a new presidential term is inaugurated without him. People make their way to Miraflores Presidential Palace to witness a symbolic swearing-in.
Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro participate in the March of the Undefeated to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the overthrow of the Marco Perez Jimenez dictatorship in Caracas, Venezuela on January 23, 2015. They remembered the people persecuted, tortured and missing by the dictatorship and the years after when the 'fourth republic' was in power.