Venezuelans in US frustrated over oath delay

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:26 pm | Updated: 4:31 pm, Wed Jan 9, 2013.

MIAMI (AP) - Venezuelans in Miami are calling on legislators in their country to respect the laws and provide accurate information on President Hugo Chavez's health.

In the city with the most Venezuelans outside the South American country, those who left say they are frustrated with the National Assembly's decision to allow Chavez to take the presidential oath at a later date. He was supposed to take the oath Thursday but is hospitalized in Cuba with cancer. They are also worried about what the country's instability could mean for relatives back home.

Venezuela's Supreme Court said Wednesday Chavez's inauguration could legally be postponed, tossing aside objections from the opposition.

The National Assembly voted to delay the ceremony on Tuesday.

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