Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Venezuela's leaders meet as Chavez worsens
The Associated Press
Maduro is saying on state television that they are evaluating unspecified strategic projects.
He has not yet mentioned the cancer-stricken president. The government announced Monday night that Chavez was in "very delicate" condition after suffering a new, severe respiratory infection.
Chavez anointed Maduro as his preferred successor before flying to Cuba in early December to undergo a fourth round of surgery for an unspecified cancer in his pelvic area.
The constitution calls for snap presidential elections if Chavez is declared incapable of governing, or dies.