Venezuelan Vice-President Maduro gives annual address
16 January 2013 Last updated at 07:38 GMT
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro has given the annual state of the nation speech in place of Hugo Chavez, who is still recuperating in Cuba after cancer surgery.
In a brief speech to the National Assembly, Mr Maduro pledged loyalty to the president and said Mr Chavez remained in charge of the country.
Sarah Grainger reports from Caracas.