Nick Buxton

Father Miguel's homily

U.N. General Assembly president urges rich countries to better address the economic crisis


Editor's Note: Nick Buxton covered the June 24-26 United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development for the Guardian.

Shuffling into the room, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, informally known as Father Miguel, is every bit the avuncular priest — squinting through his glasses, saying we all need to take Jesus' message of love more seriously.

At 76, the U.S.-born naturualized Nicuarguan citizen doesn't look like a major threat to the established economic order. Read more »

Shielding Goni

Why are top Democrats protecting Bolivia's former president from facing trial for the massacres he ordered?

Top Democratic Party pollster Stanley Greenberg rolled into San Francisco last month to promote his latest book, Dispatches from the War Room — In the trenches with five extraordinary leaders (2009, St. Martin's Press). Read more »