Trump, Maduro will be absent from Americas Summit | News | Al Jazeera

Trump, Maduro will be absent from Americas Summit

US president cancels first trip to Latin America 'to deal with Syria crisis', while Venezuela's leader was not invited due to country's deepening economic and political crisis.

    Peru is preparing to host the Eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima.

    US President Donald Trump cancelled his attendance last minute to focus on the Syrian conflict and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was not invited due to political and humanitarian issues back home.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Mexico City on key agendas for the summit, including tackling rampant corruption.


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