This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the US and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war over the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Nicaragua's National Assembly approved a new Constitution this week, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega's indefinite reelection.
Nicaraguans have a long list of concerns – from hurricanes to displaced communities – over a Chinese-funded canal that would take a decade to build and cost $60 billion.
President Ortega and first lady Rosario Murillo have forged a level of control that political observers say holds echoes of the sort of family dynasty the Sandinista Front once took up arms to topple.
The proposed reforms would target presidential reelection and the role of the military in politics – affecting nearly one-fifth of the constitution.
The leaders of Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. But are the offers genuine, or just a way to tweak their powerful neighbor to the north?
A Hong Kong-based development company has signed an agreement with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to build a channel across Nicaragua, similar to the Panama Canal.
Nicaragua has dreamed of building a canal for hundreds of years. Now it is pursuing a plan to give a Chinese company exclusive rights to build the largest development project in Nicaraguan history.
Nicaragua canal would require $40 billion and 11 years to complete. Nicaraguan president Ortega hopes to get congress to approve Chinese plan for Nicaragua canal this week.
Costa Rica's strong tradition of democracy and longtime friendship with the United States ensured President Obama would enjoy a smooth – if uneventful – trip this weekend.
A ruling at the UN's highest court redrew maritime boundaries around the Colombian island of San Andrés and Nicaragua. Security analysts say it could lead to unintended consequences like increased trafficking.