PHOG Water has developed a net, based on ancient technology, that catches water from fog.
Ortega says the Bank of ALBA will give loans to members without conditions to pay for development or social projects.
A bill in the House of Representatives would change the 14th amendment to the US Constitution that grants anyone who is born on US soil the right of American citizenship. Efforts to revoke birthright citizenship could make it the new flashpoint in the debate over immigration.
Amid a bid for reelection, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil subsidy and antipoverty programs may be on the chopping block.
Leaders at Wednesday's summit in Nicaragua blamed US trade policies for the region's food crisis.