Volume 8, Number 17, April 28, 1981




The promise of Columbia.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

An alliance in the Caribbean?

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Haig tries to hike oil prices.

Eye on Washington

by Richard Cohen

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Oil and the Outer Continental Shelf.


Nation-States versus the Central Banks

by David Goldman

Who sided with whom at the April 12 “interest-rate disarmament” conference, why there was no progress, and how the U.S. could turn things around.

Crisis-Management Options for a Bankrupt World Monetary System

by Renée Sigerson

The Eurodollar debt crisis mooted in the financial press is realer than is admitted. Deflation, triage, or an international development program are the basic choices.

Currency Rates

Turning Point for Argentina

by Mark Sonnenblick

Will the new government hoist this crucial economy out of the monetarist trap?

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

The great tax debate.


by Kathy Burdman

The last straw.


by Susan B. Cohen

Effort halted to ban 2,4,5-T.


by Montresor

French elections could mean price rise.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Who is Keeping Khomeini in Power?

by Robert Dreyfuss

Prolonging the Iran-Iraq war and pre-empting a stabilization of Gulf oil prices is an overriding aim of the Ayatollah’s London-centered backers.

The Opposition to Khomeini: Perspectives and Prospects

by Robert Dreyfuss

Ayatollah Qomi Says Regime Violates Islam

Shahpour Bakhtiar Discusses Iran

Robert Dreyfuss’s exclusive interview.

The Robert Moss Network ‘Spikes’ EIR

by Robert Dreyfuss

The Magician: Khomeini Caught Stealing Bones

ARA Clarifies Its Policy Proposal

A letter to the editor.

Iranian Official Indicts Carter for Overthrow of Shah

by Seyyed Jalal Taghavi Larijani


The Lineup for the French Presidential Elections

by Garance Upham Phau

Focusing on the international stakes, Giscard’s situation, and his support from European Labor Party leader Jacques Cheminade.

Documentation: Policy positions of the major candidates.

What Makes Jacques Chirac and François Mitterrand Run?

by Dana Sloan

A dossier on the old OAS/Socialist network that props up both of them.

‘Criminologists’ Run Radical Organizations

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Red Brigades arrests confirm an Investigative Leads hypothesis.

Economic Growth Wins in Quebec

by Pierre Beaudry

An election report: the first installment in our expanded Canadian coverage.

International Intelligence


Impasse in Washington: What Next for Reagan?

by Kathleen Murphy

Including a rundown of the missing appointees in the Executive branch.

Immigration Policy: A New Start for U.S-Mexico Relations?

by Dennis Small

LaRouche Talks About the Mexico Potential

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘No Migrant Law Will Work Without a Growth Approach’

A statement by the National Democratic Policy Committee.

Paddock’s Friends Draft Senate Act

by Timothy Rush and Dennis Small

The Huddleston bill: an exposé.

Senator Alan Cranston: Fed’s Policy Is Inflationary

An exclusive interview with a key California Democrat.

‘Discourage Keeping People Alive’

by Lonnie Wolfe

The Office of Technology Assessment thinks it can slide mass murder past the White House.

Heritage Wants To Shrink Armed Forces

by Barbara Dreyfuss

The foundation is conserving on defense.

National News