Venezuela's Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama
6 March 2014 Last updated at 05:12 GMT
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama.
The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.
Mr Maduro was speaking to other Latin American heads of state at events to mark the first anniversary of the death of the leader, Hugo Chavez.
Irene Caselli reports.