Venezuela withdrew its ambassador this week after Peru offered asylum to Chávez's political rival who faces corruption charges.
President Rafael Correa is expected to win big in today's vote. He talks like a leftist, but many say he doesn't act like one.
Manuel Rosales, who ran against Chávez in 2006, is seeking asylum in Peru.
Watch for new US and Venezuelan ambassadors and cooperation on the drug war.
Ahead of the Summit of the Americas, Spain has been quietly bolstering a common transatlantic agenda.
A former close collaborator of President Hugo Chávez turned ardent foe was arrested at gunpoint Thursday on corruption charges.
Venezuelans voted Sunday to scrap presidential term limits, opening the door for their leftist president to rule indefinitely.