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Hugo Chavez is supposed to be inaugurated for another term as president of Venezuela on Thursday but he’s in Cuba, receiving treatment for a severe respiratory infection, after undergoing cancer surgery there last month.
Venezuela’s attorney general says Chavez can be sworn in later because he’s already been re-elected.
But the Venezuelan Catholic Church says Chavez must be present because his third term ends Thursday and he must be sworn in for a fourth term.
Church leaders say that’s what Venezuela’s constitution says.