Venezuela's army moves to center stage
Date: March 05 2013
Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a nationwide television broadcast on Tuesday that a special deployment was "at this very moment" being rolled out "to accompany and protect our people and guarantee the peace".
Venezuela's military chiefs appeared live on state TV to pledge their loyalty to Mr Maduro following the death of President Hugo Chavez.
Chavez had named Mr Maduro as his preferred successor.