Trust between Nicaragua and Venezuela is faltering
Venezuelan citizens, who had previously been exempt from Nicaraguan visa requirements, will now have to apply for a visa to travel to Nicaragua. The new rule is a marked shift in relations between the two countries.
Since Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began his term in 2007, Venezuela and Nicaragua have been staunch allies. But as Venezuela's economic and political crisis worsens, its relationship with its allies also suffers.