VP says Chavez up, walking; doubts persist

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Pierre Denis, who works at Venezuela's embassy, carries an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez after holding a Mass to pray for Chavez's health in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Chavez is recovering in Cuba from surgery, his fourth operation related to pelvic cancer since June 2011. (AP Photo/ Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Vice President Nicolas Maduro surprised Venezuelans with a Christmas Eve announcement that President Hugo Chavez is up and walking two weeks after cancer surgery in Cuba, but the news did little to ease uncertainty surrounding the leader's condition.

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