Volume 10, Number 6, February 15, 1983



Misael Pastrana

Adviser to Colombia’s President Belisario Betancur, and a former President himself.

Carlos Andrés Perez

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich and Dolia Estevez Pettingell

Former President of Venezuela and a leader of the Acción Democratica party.


Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Revolution in the making?

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda


Will Americans buy murder?


Selling the White House on Gold-Backed SDRs

by David Goldman

A pet scheme of the Venetian monetarists has become part of the IMF “dictatorship” blueprint for the United States.

Why Ronald Reagan Cannot Balance the Federal Budget

by Richard Freeman

A self-feeding industrial collapse.

Currency Rates

Two Versions of a Social Security Fund

by Leif Johnson

Part II of our comments on the Presidential commission’s proposals.


by Cynthia Parsons

What organic farming means.

International Credit

by David Goldman

The Bank of England’s plans for the U.S.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Plan for an ‘Energy Yalta’

by Judith Wyer

Two new energy blocs, at the expense of the Arab producers and U.S. influence in that region, are the culmination of this British-inspired scenario.

OPEC’s Raw Deal from the ‘Free Market’

by Judith Wyer

The Financial Stakes in the Drive To Push Down Oil Prices

by Renée Sigerson and Kathy Burdman

A Dramatic Shift in World Oil Trade

by William Engdahl

Mexico: Will Pemex Be Sold to Multis?

by Timothy Rush

Venezuela: ‘Missing Piece’ in the Plan

by Christian Curtis

Nigeria: Hanging On to Its Illusions

by Douglas DeGroot

Indonesia: Lower Income Hits Economy

by Ramtanu Maitra


Mr. Bush, Mr. Shultz, and the Gutting of U.S. Defense

by Criton Zoakos

A Falling Out Among East and West ‘Peacenik’ Allies

Indira Gandhi Shuffles Her Cabinet and Tackles Problems in the Congress Party

by Paul Zykofsky

British Spooks Out To ‘Abort’ Spanish Government

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The War over Ibero-America’s Debt: Independence or Recolonization?

by Robyn Quijano

Polish Deputy Premier Calls for Joint Action on Debt with LDCs

Carving Up Lebanon: Ariel Sharon and Hafez Assad Go In for the Kill

by Nancy Coker

France Declares War on François Genoud’s Terrorist Coordinator Ahmed Ben Bella

by Thierry Lalevée

Kissinger’s Exoneration in Aldo Moro Case Intensifies Europe’s Anger Against the U.S.

by Umberto Pascali

EAP Defines Issues in German Election

by Susan Welsh

International Intelligence


Reagan’s ‘No Guns, No Butter’ Budget

by Richard Cohen

White House intransigence on further defense cuts won’t last.

Beam-Weapon Effort Under Fiscal Attack

by Robert Gallagher

‘Atari’ Candidates: Postindustrialism in Chicago’s Mayoralty Campaign

by Melvin Klenetsky

Three stooges, including incumbent Mayor Jane Byrne, are being challenged by Sheila Jones of the National Democratic Policy Committee.

A profile of Chicago’s Marshall Field Clan

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Real-estate speculators who finance terrorist front organizations and other such public-spirited entities.

National News