Volume 10, Number 19, May 17, 1983



Dato Azman Hashim

The head of the Arab-Malaysia Development Bank, the largest merchant bank in Malaysia.

Shigeaki Ueki

by Josefina Menéndez

The chief of Petrobrás, Brazil’s state oil company.

Raúl Alfonsín

by Dennis Small

Presidential candidate of Argentina’s Radical Civic Union.


Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

Laser communication at the speed of light.

Investigative Leads

by Joëlle Leconte

The Longo Mai commune: control point for Swiss terrorist operations?

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Zafarancho in the Zócalo.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda


“Mussolini for Parliament.”


Directed-Energy Technology Unique Path to U.S. Recovery

by Christina Nelson Huth

An outline of the LaRouche-Riemann econometric model’s projections of the economic requirements and benefits of a full beam-weaponry defense program. Laser technology applied to metalworking on a mass scale means a new industrial revolution.

United States and Europe Intensify Trade War over Agriculture

by Cynthia Parsons

Washington seems to be using subsidies against certain targets, rather than on behalf of constituents.

Currency Rates

Malaysia Survey: Leadership Draws on Japan Model for Nation’s Economic Development

by Paul Zykofsky

Part I of a survey resulting from New Delhi bureau chief Paul Zykofsky’s recent visit. Part II will describe Malaysia’s all-out war on the drug traffic.

Documentation: An overview of how the country’s economy has grown, and statements from Prime Minister Matathir Mohamad on economic questions.

Domestic Credit

by Leif Johnson

Consumer-sector steel orders plunge.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Common Market Spearheaded by Brazil and Mexico

by Mark Sonnenblick and Josefina Menéndez

Our Mexican correspondent on the scene and our Brazil specialist evaluate the decisions made at the Cancún summit.

Documentation: Excerpts from the final declaration, from statements by the two presidents, and from statements by Brazilian industrial spokesmen, as well as a Peruvian call for continental unity.

The Prospects for a Latin American Common Market

by Mark Sonnenblick and Peter Rush

What a comprehensive, official arrangement might involve.

Argentine Opposition Plans an Anti-IMF Government

by Dennis Small

An invaluable profile of the current political scene.


Who Wants a New Missile Crisis To Explode Now

by Susan Welsh and Herbert Quinde

EIR’s warnings of Anglo-Soviet collusion have been confirmed.

Documentation: Interviews and excerpts from editorial statements by the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Lord Peter Carrington, former Foreign Secretary.

Submarine Warfare in Scandinavia Accelerates Missile Crisis Threat

by Michele Steinberg

Documentation: Excerpts from last month’s report by the Swedish Commission on Submarine Defense.

Italian Civil War Slated To Launch Destabilization of Europe

by Vivian Zoakos

International Intelligence


Washington Power Struggle over Strategic Response

by Criton Zoakos

Editor-in-Chief Criton Zoakos concludes that the Kissinger Republicans and Harriman Democrats have miscalculated the benefits they will derive from supporting Yuri Andropov’s tactics.

‘Shame, Shame, Shame on Those Bishops’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

EIR founder Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. takes the U.S. Catholic Church’s “peace movement” leanings as the point of departure for a strategic analysis.

Documentation: Caspar W. Weinberger’s reminder to the Church that the principle of upholding life requires effective strategic defense.

Dr. Teller Tells Senate About Beam Weapons

Democratic Senator Endorses ABM Plan

The High Frontier ABM Defense Would Not Get Off the Ground

by Robert Gallagher

A military and technological assessment of what has been termed the “soup-can” approach.

National News