Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of
force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro.
The EU has called on Nicolas Maduro's government to hold "free, transparent and credible elections" on May 20. Venezuela's opposition coalition says it will boycott the vote if they are not free and fair.
The absences mark the first time that presidents from Venezuela and the US will not attend the OAS-sponsored summit. Nicolas Maduro's cancellation was a result of Peru's announcement that he was not welcome at the event.
Latin American countries vowed to tackle corruption in a statement released at the Summit of the Americas. Regional leaders also warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that his snap election would lack credibility.
Venezuela has announced it is halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and firms. The move comes after Panama said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was considered at "high risk" for laundering money.
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