All six of the region’s biggest economies may soon be run by leftist presidents with all eyes on Brazil’s upcoming run-off elections that could see the comeback of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a fresh ‘pink tide’.
Brussels announced the expulsion of Nicaragua's top diplomatic representative as a tit-for-tat move.
Julia is expected to intensify into a hurricane as it moves towards the eastern coast of the Central American country of Nicaragua, says US National Hurricane Center.
Nicaragua's foreign ministry says the decision was taken because the "interventionist and neo-colonial" European country had "offended and keeps offending Nicaraguan families".
Central American country's Congress approves six-month deployment of 230 Russian soldiers, who will hold exercises with Nicaraguan military in Pacific waters.
Exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from Americas' summit prompts Mexico's president to skip the event to protest US "hegemony" and "lack of respect for nations."
Ten Latin American nations have rejected the US' exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua in a Los Angeles summit, calling it discriminatory.
Mexican President Lopez Obrador rules out attending the US-hosted summit of South and North American nations if it does not display regional fraternity and invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
"We ratify our unwavering decision to leave the Organization of American States," Managua says, describing the Washington-based entity as interventionist and controlled by the United States.
UN rights council says it is seriously concerned by the deterioration of the human rights situation in Nicaragua and the impunity of those responsible.
Government alleged financial crimes were committed through a press freedom training and defence centre that Chamorro directed for 20 years and which has since been shuttered.
Sanctions were imposed on several regime officials, including officials of the telecommunications regulator, which allegedly ran a social media troll farm to help Daniel Ortega win last year's elections.
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