President Daniel Ortega is turning to Russia and Venezuela for replacement cash – with fewer strings attached.
Pragmatism gains over ideology, but some freedoms wane, new reports indicate.
A noted journalist, Oxfam, and a women's organization have become enemies of the state.
President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that Russia is 'a nation to be reckoned with.'
Pump prices have soared to more than $5.20 a gallon – the highest in Central America – despite the Venezuelan leader's promise to solve the country's 'oil problem.'
On Sunday, the Amazonian states of Beni and Pando voted overwhelmingly in favor of more autonomy from the socialist government of Evo Morales.
In 2008, Venezuela's inflation rate is projected to be 25 percent – second only to Zimbabwe's.
Leaders at Wednesday's summit in Nicaragua blamed US trade policies for the region's food crisis.
The four countries, joined in a trading bloc called ALBA, said they would step up agricultural production efforts.