South America segregates Honduras from EU-Latin America Summit.
President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras will not attend an EU-Latin America summit later this month, to avoid a boycott by South American leaders.
Several presidents had threatened to shun the meeting in Madrid if Mr Lobo attended.
They consider his government illegitimate because of the way his predecessor, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted.
Mr Lobo will still travel to Spain for a parallel meeting between the EU and Central America.
The Honduran president accused the leaders who had threatened to boycott the summit of arrogance. He said he was the democratically elected president of Honduras.
But Mr Lobo said he did not want to be a source of conflict, and would therefore only attend the smaller Central American meeting, the day before the main EU-Latin America summit.
South American leaders are now expected to take part. READ MORE HERE