In a significant development, Venezuela has announced the cutting of diplomatic ties with Panama. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the country of being a “lackey” for the United States in a conspiracy plot against his government and for taking part in a U.S. led attempt to “interfere” militarily in Venezuela to carry out a regime change. Panama has expressed surprise at Maduro’s decision. CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports from Caracas.
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