Venezuela VP hopes Chavez can be sworn in Jan. 10

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Street vendors work in front of a mural that reads "Chavez" regarding to Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Chavez is recovering in Cuba from a surgery, his fourth operation related to his pelvic cancer since June 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's vice president said on Wednesday that the government is still aiming for President Hugo Chavez to be sworn in for a new term as scheduled next month, saying his condition has been improving after his cancer surgery in Cuba.