FILE - In this June 24, 2012 file photo, Venezuela's National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, left, President Hugo Chavez, center, and Defense Minister Gen. Henry Rangel attend a m

 

              FILE - In this June 24, 2012 file photo, Venezuela
FILE - In this June 24, 2012 file photo, Venezuela's National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, left, President Hugo Chavez, center, and Defense Minister Gen. Henry Rangel attend a military parade in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez hasn't been seen or heard from since his Dec. 11 cancer surgery, and speculation has grown that his illness could be reaching its final stages. Cabello, who is thought to wield power within the military and who would be in line to temporarily assume the presidency until a new election can be held. Cabello has dismissed rumors of any discord within the socialist party. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)