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Venezuela's Maduro Not Welcome At Regional Summit, Host Peru Says

Peru's foreign minister says an invitation to the Summit of the Americas in Lima has been withdrawn over concerns the presidential elections in Venezuela will not be free and fair.

An invitation for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to attend the Summit of the Americas has been withdrawn after the Latin American country's decision to hold early presidential elections – a move seen as all but shutting out the opposition.

In a terse statement on Tuesday, Peru's Foreign Minister, a regional policy gathering scheduled to be held this year in Lima in April.

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