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FILE - In this July 30, 2012 file photo Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro smiles during a meeting ahead a Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) Summit in Brasilia, Brazil. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, named Nicolas Maduro as his new vice president. Maduro, a former National Assembly member, has headed the foreign ministry since 2006, and is seen as one of the administration's hard-liners. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, file)