Volume 10, Number 14, April 12, 1983



Ricardo de la Espriella

by Carlos Wesley

The President of Panama discusses the possibility of a debtors’ cartel.

Juan José Amado

by Carlos Wesley

Panama’s Foreign Minister explains why his country opposes U.S. military intervention in Central America.

Uwe Parpart-Henke

The Fusion Energy Foundation research director elaborates at length on the points he made in the Associated Press interview which appeared worldwide.


Report from Italy

by Marco Fanini

A bitter cup for the D.A.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Chiapas again.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda


The New York Times: tactics and strategy.


Debt Pushed Off Agenda at the G-77 Meeting?

by Peter Ennis and Dennis Small

A first-hand report from Buenos Aires, where developing-sector nations put themselves under the thumb of the IMF’s Commonwealth proxies in preliminary sessions.

Volcker Faction Still Hopes To Force Cuts

by Kathy Burdman

The advocates of defense spending reductions are the sponsors of the “New Bretton Woods” proposal.

After the Oil Price Drop

by Judith Wyer

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have slowed project construction, and thus world trade.

Panama: Five Years of Nation-Building Threatened by Anti-Industrial Policies

by Carlos Wesley

The Barletta grouping wants a “service economy,” and the drive to expand population has been reversed, reports Carlos Wesley after an extended visit. Part Two of his report will focus on the need for a second Panama Canal.

Currency Rates

U.S. Forecasters Put Themselves on a Limb

by Leif Johnson


by Kathy Burdman

Business Briefs

Special Report

America Has the Science To Develop Beam Weapons

by Paul Gallagher

Laboratory Programs Show Near-Term Feasibility of Directed-Beam Defense

by Robert Gallagher

Nine Falsehoods About Beam Weapons

by Steven Bardwell

The Hoax of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Civilian and Military Progress Obstructed

by Robert Gallagher

ABM Accord Does Not Ban Beam Weaponry

How the Fusion Energy Foundation Fought for Energy-Beam Development


After the Reagan Speech, the Politicians Are Still Babbling

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The President Has Put Moscow on the Spot

by Rachel Douglas

Europe Responds to the End of the MAD Era

Excerpts from the press and from statements by political leaders.

Israel and the Arab World Face a Growing Danger of Religious Wars

by Mark Burdman

New documentation concerning the fundamentalists’ controllers on both sides.

‘Brave New World’ in Olof Palme’s Sweden

by Claes Wahl

International Intelligence


Reagan Announces an Age of Scientific Progress

by Graham Lowry

How the President, the Defense Secretary, and other spokesmen have described the new military policy.

Unholy Alliance Keeps Up Reagangate Game

by Scott Thompson

The effort to oust General Rowny is part of the scenario.

Congressmen Begin To Consider Beam Weapons

by Susan Kokinda

Resolutions in the Senate could provide legislative backup for high-technology defense.

LaRouche Discusses the Bipartisan Challenge and the Question of his Presidential Candidacy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

In the wake of the President’s historic policy shift.

Justice Department Covers for Murder

National News