Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during his inauguration in Caracas, on April 19, 2013.
Brazil’s Fluminense fans celebrates during their match against Venezuela’s Caracas FC, for the 2013 Copa at Sao Januario stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 18, 2013.
Venezuelan Air Force Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 figther jets overfly Caracas on April 18, 2013. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro steamrolled toward his inauguration as president Thursday, pushing past opposition demands for a recount in elections to replace Hugo Chavez despite days of flaring tensions. Venezuelan fighter jets, including Russian-made Sukhoi-35s, streaked across Caracas in an apparent rehearsal for Friday's swearing-in ceremonies, which were expected to draw fellow South American leaders.
Henrique Capriles speaks during a press conference in Caracas, on April 16, 2013. Venezuelan presidential election runner-up Henrique Capriles urged the government Tuesday to open a dialogue with him after the disputed vote sparked protests that turned deadly.
Supporters of Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles protest in Caracas on April 16, 2013. Violent protests over Venezuela's disputed presidential election have so far left seven people dead and dozens injured, as president-elect Nicolas Maduro and his opposition rival traded blame Tuesday. Protests swept parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities Monday after the country's election authorities proclaimed Maduro, the acting president, the narrow winner in Sunday's vote and refused demands for a recount.
Supporters of Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles protest in Caracas on April 15, 2013. Venezuela's opposition piled pressure on electoral authorities Monday to recount the tight vote to replace late leader Hugo Chavez, calling for protests against the confirmation by the National Electoral Council (CNE) of acting President Nicolas Maduro as winner of the presindential election.