Volume 8, Number 21, May 26, 1981



Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

U.S. views conflict at AIF fusion conference.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

A defeat for Saudi Arabia.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Díaz Serrano gets the kiss of death.

Labor In Focus

by Laurence Sherman

In defense of Davis-Bacon. A new column by Detroit correspondent Laurence Sherman.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

A major setback in France.

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Facts Behind Terror

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Mitterrand and terrorism.


The EMS and the Ottawa Summit Are Under the Gun

by Kathy Burdman

As the European Monetary System becomes unable to stabilize and direct credit, the “controlled disintegration” advocates plan a right-left clash at the June summit.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Dollar collapse is crisis endpoint.


by Montresor

For a lucky few, a buying opportunity.


by Kathy Burdman

“Pathetic Earthlings, who will save you?”

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Stockman’s threat to Social Security.

Currency Rates


by Susan B. Cohen

Interest rates strangle livestock.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Billions in Trade On Agenda at the U.S.-Mexico Summit?

by Dennis Small

Texas Governor Proposes Oil-for-Technology Deal

Mexico’s Superports: A Strategy of City-Building for Five Million People

by Timothy Rush

The Shopping List for Mexico’s Development

by Dr. Steven Bardwell

Documentation: Nine charts and graphs.

Alexander Haig Attempts To Sabotage the Reagan-López Portillo Summit Meeting

by Elsa Ennis and Timothy Rush

A Scenario from the London Economist


The Damage Mitterrand’s Victory Can Now Inflict

by Christopher White

‘Disaster Has Struck: Therefore Rebuild’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A May 11 statement by EIR founder Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

How Jacques Chirac Threw France’s Vote

by Dana Sloan

The second-round voting patterns.

The History of a British Agent

by Garance Upham Phau

Mitterrand’s career as an instigator of Third World bloodbaths.

Can Schmidt Survive Without Giscard?

by Susan Welsh

Social Democrats Export ‘Antiwar’ Push to the U.S.

by Luba George

Part II of Luba George’s dossier. Case study: E. P. Thompson.

Royal Peers Oversee Peace Agitation

State Department Pours Oil on the Fire in Central America

by Gretchen Small

Deng Xiaoping’s New Balancing Act

by Richard Katz

International Intelligence


The Political Shape of the Budget Maneuvers

by Richard Cohen

Leadership Needed To Save Breeder, NASA

by Marsha Freeman

Suzuki’s U.S. Visit Involved More Than Armaments Talks

by Richard Katz

The China Card outlook was also pursued.

Attacks on IBT Pave Way for Reagangate

by Richard Magraw

An update on the “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” effort to pit the Administration against Teamster Interim President Roy Williams.

National News