Charles Taylor

A Taylor-made Criminal Court?

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, has been forced from his comfortable exile in Nigeria by growing international pressures and cooperation between Liberia's new president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo.  Taylor has now been arrested for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including sexual slavery, mutilation and sending children into combat. 


Bolivia, Evo Morales and the Progressive Mandate in Latin America

Photo: J. Bigwood
On January 21, on a hill outside of La Paz, a traditional ceremony marked both a major shift in Bolivian politics and a milestone for the growing New Left in Latin America. At Tiwanaku, a site of pre-Incan ruins significant to the country's indigenous populations, Evo Morales, barefoot and dressed in a red tunic, received a silver and gold staff from leaders of the Aymara people.