Volume 7, Number 31, August 12, 1980



Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

López Portillo travels south.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Mossad and Iran at work in Lebanon.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The catch in synfuels.

Campaign 1980

by Kathleen Murphy

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


Restoring morality to politics.


Business Briefs

Drought Menaces Farm Sector and Sunbelt Growth

by Susan B. Cohen

An assessment of the damage and an explanation of why new farm loans won’t remedy the disaster.

Emergency in Africa: Famine Hits Ten Million

by Alice Roth

A small proportion of U.S. agricultural surplus would meet immediate needs.

It’s Time To Change the Weather Modifiers

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The financial policies that imposed “biomass” energy extraction on Brazil, and transformed weather systems through deforestation, are the crux of the drought pattern, writes Contributing Editor Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

French Industry’s Grand Maneuvers

by Laurent Murawiec

U.S. Steel Can Leapfrog Ahead

by Marsha Freeman

Foreign Exchange

by Richard Katz

The dollar’s sudden strength.

Corporate Strategy

by Leif Johnson

Some questions about Charter Oil.

International Credit

by Peter Rush

LDCs face second-half borrowing crunch.

Trade Review

Special Report

The Real Story Behind Billygate: The Khomeini Connection

Carter’s Secret Deal with Ayatollah Khomeini

by Robert Dreyfuss

What the Public Has Heard So Far

by Kathy Burdman

Billy’s Contact: Michele Papa

by Vivian Zoakos

Savama Agents in Washington

by Robert Dreyfuss

Civiletti and the Terrorists

by Scott Thompson

Vesco’s Link to the Carters

by Scott Thompson

Carter’s Man in the Democratic Party On the Take?

by Barbara Dreyfuss

The MSA: A Front for Terrorism

by Nancy Coker

How Carter and Brzezinski Played the Islamic Card

by Judith Wyer


International Intelligence

Dangerous Gamble on Polish Unrest

by Rachel Douglas

British networks are in place there ready to escalate the current destabilization. The scenario is for a Soviet move into Poland-which would wreck the current entente between Western Europe and the U.S.S.R.

Britain’s Rush for Trident Missiles

by Susan Welsh

The hasty decision to buy the U.S. weapon reflects an effort to bolster Anglo-American ties.

Indian Leaders On Alert

by Paul Zykofsky

A report from New Delhi about their estimates of the regional and global threats from China, Pakistan, and the Carter Administration.

‘Cocaine Coup’ in Bolivia

by Mark Sonnenblick

The generals are in on the drug traffic.


National News

Democrats Revolt Against the President

by Vin Berg and Kathy Burdman

Legislators, bankrollers and powerbrokers have formed committees and issued calls for an open convention at Madison Square Garden. With important exceptions, they haven’t addressed policy questions, however.