Volume 9, Number 12, March 30, 1982



Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Another notch in Volcker’s belt.

Investigative Leads

by Philip Golub

Defferre’s purge of law-enforcement agencies triggers resistance in France.


Yigal Laviv, Israeli anti-drug investigator.


by Paul Zykofsky

Dr. Fasihuddin Mahtab, former Agriculture Minister and current Finance Minister of Bangladesh.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Muammar meets Bruno.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The PSD’s business empire.

Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

NASA chief: “space station next step.”

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


Phase II begins against Mr. Reagan.


World Trade Sinking Back to the 1930s

by Richard Freeman

The volume and pattern of decline.

Currency Rates

Behind the U.S. Oil Import Tax Proposal

by Leif Johnson

The Warburgs proposed it; who’s supporting it, and what it would do.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Socialists plan takeover of world finance.


by Montresor

A good investment at $300.


by Susan Brady

The “user fee” caper, Part 1.

Real U.S. Unemployment Index

by Leif Johnson

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Evidence of FBI Crimes Now Before the U.S. Senate

by Linda de Hoyos

An introduction to EIR’s exclusive in-depth documentation of the Senate debate over the case of Sen. Harrison Williams.

What the Senate Ethics Committee Refuses To Admit About FBI Crimes

by Linda de Hoyos

Who Upheld the Constitution: What the Senators Said

Four sections of excerpts from statements on the Senate floor.


White House is Al Haig’s Target in Central America

by Gretchen Small

The effort to sever the President from Mexico’s negotiated-peace initiative.

Documentation: José López Portillo describes that initiative.

Cold Coup in Panama Adds to Regional Instability

by Ricardo Ramírez

Brandt versus Schmidt

by Renée Sigerson

The transatlantic conspiracy to oust the West German Chancellor.

Obstacles to Brazil’s Export Push Mean Investment Cuts, Devaluation Pressure

by Mark Sonnenblick

Problems and Potentials: An Eyewitness in Bangladesh

by Paul Zykofsky

A Political Profile of Bangladesh

Financial Constraints Hit Urgent Investment

by Paul Zykofsky

Dispute with India Stalls Water Program

by Paul Zykofsky

International Intelligence


Vietnam War Planners Launch Peace Movement

by Lonnie Wolfe

The sudden “nuclear-freeze” advocacy and push for mass demonstrations have nothing to do with war-prevention.

Congress Leaps Into Volcker Budget Trap

by Graham Lowry

Cutting off one leg in response to promises that the other will be spared is not sound policy. Why follow the recommendations of the same Federal Reserve chairman who blitzed U.S. industry?

National News