Brazil is concerned with reports of serious human rights violations, including summary executions, arbitrary detentions and torture of political dissidents in Nicaragua, says its envoy to UN Tovar da Silva Nunes.
Human rights experts allege President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, who is his wife, "put into practice these crimes" and call for international legal action against all perpetrators.
Relations between the countries have deteriorated in recent years with Washington imposing a slew of sanctions over the Nicaragua President's crackdown on political opposition.
A new US border enforcement plan permits the fast-track expulsion to Mexico of some 30,000 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans each month.
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.
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