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Man Rushes Stage During Maduro Inauguration Speech

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A video grab from government television shows an unidentified man running to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) during his speech after Maduro was sworn into office, in Caracas April 19, 2013.

A video grab from government television shows an unidentified man running to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) during his speech after Maduro was sworn into office, in Caracas April 19, 2013.

An intruder Friday rushed the stage where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was making his inauguration speech in Caracas.

The man pushed Maduro away from the microphone and yelled that his name was Jerry before television cameras cut away from the scene and officers moved in.

Maduro was unhurt but complained that security failed him, saying he could have been shot.

President Maduro was elected Sunday to replace socialist Hugo Chavez, who died last month of cancer. Maduro has promised to carry on what he has called the Chavez revolution.
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