Venezuela expels Panama envoys over 'conspiracy'

Mar 07, 2014, 1:26 AM EST
A riot policeman shoots tear gas at opposition activists holding a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 6, 2014.
AFP/Juan Barreto

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 Venezuela's crisis.
Background:
Venezuela's Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama [BBC]
Venezuela opposition limits protests on Chavez anniversary [Bloomberg]
Venezuela's Chavez everywhere a year after death [AP]