Volume 9, Number 9, March 9, 1982




by Richard Freeman

Peter Kenen of the JMF’s advisory body, the Group of 30.

Report from Bonn

by George Gregory and Rainer Apel

Recovery for West Germany?

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Watt retreating into the wilderness?

Africa Report

by Douglas DeGroot

Pope on trail of organized crime?

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Assad besieged.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The “greening” of the PRI.


From former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti’s attorney.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


Reshuffling the China Card.


The Traps Ahead for the U.S. Credit Markets

by Richard Freeman

Predictions of a spring crisis must be taken seriously.

Europe Deciding That Schmidt Is Right?

by Laurent Murawiec

A report from European Economics Editor Laurent Murawiec.

A Third World Bind

by Peter Rush

Anglo-American banks say they can’t afford to refinance debt.

Currency Rates

Japanese Steel Firms: Investing Less and Producing More than U.S.

by Leif Johnson

And raising wages.

U.S. Steel: A Profile

Swiss Banking Secrecy and the Tome Inquiry

by Renée Sigerson


by Kathy Burdman

The free-market final solution.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Susan B. Cohen

Continental Grain Company on trial.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Wharton and the IMF Plan To Give Mexico the Iran Treatment

by Dennis Small

The February peso devaluation.

Mexico’s Current Financial Situation: New Dangers and Potential Solutions

by David Goldman

President López Portillo Addresses Army on Peso

Mexico’s Economic Adjustment Program

Monterrey Group Digs Its Own Grave?

by Peter Ennis

Refugee Influx Adds to Mexico’s Problem

by Timothy Rush

Probe International: The Spooks Who Launched the Devaluation Campaign

by Timothy Rush

Wharton School’s Operatives Say Mexico Must Halt Development

by Kathy Burdman

Documentation: Interviews with Russell Ackoff and Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein.


EIR Conference Bursts Intelligence Myths

by Donald Baier

At our two-day seminar in Washington, D.C., on the emerging strategic balance, the speakers stressed that the Soviet bloc is not falling apart, quite the contrary; and stubborn pursuit of misguided U.S. policies will ensure economic and military defeat.

Egypt Rallied for Economic Growth

by Judith Wyer

President Mubarak has shaken up the economic cabinet and challenged the neo-colonial Open Door manipulators.

International Intelligence


Italian Press Links Abscam to Mafia and Red Brigades

by Linda de Hoyos

The Justice Department’s Abscam prosecutor, Thomas Puccio, and the FBI are widely accused of heroin and terrorist dealings, respectively.

Documentation: Articles from La Repubblica press service and the daily Paese Sera, plus a statement from the Abscammed Senator, Harrison Williams.

The Club of Rome Complains that LaRouche Intends To Destroy It

Documentation: A memorandum from the legal counsel to the Club of Rome, and EIR Founder LaRouche’s reply.

NDPC Session in Washington Challenges Americans To Regain Control of Policy

by Mary McCourt

The National Democratic Policy Committee’s Feb. 19 discussion of how to deal with Volcker and associated entities.

NDPC Chapters at a New Take-Off Point

by Mary McCourt and David Wolinsky

National News