Minutes ago President Maduro announced he will break “diplomatic and political relations” with Panama because the country is conspiring against the Venezuelan government.
Panamá had asked for a meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the situation in Venezuela.
The announcement was made by Maduro at the Cuartel de la Montaña during the ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the passing of President Chávez. “I will not allow any country to conspire against Venezuela by asking for the intervention of a peace force. (…) You will have to forgive me, but this is the right way to celebrate the first year of the parting of our Comandante Chávez: in the heat of the battle,” Maduro declared.