Venezuela: Maduro to take oath as acting president

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Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the crowd at the military academy where the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is lying in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Maduro, Venezuela's acting president, said Chavez's remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is scheduled to begin Friday morning. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Vice President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as acting president of Venezuela on Friday after a state funeral is held for Hugo Chavez, the speaker of the National Assembly said Thursday.