Volume 12, Number 31, August 9, 1985



Pestilence of Usury

by Valerie Rush

IMF Gets Okay To Monitor Colombia.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Bank of Mexico: More than Devaluations.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Soviet-Iranian Pressure on Pakistan.

Southeast Asia

by Sophie Tanapura

World Bank Scheme Exposed.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Does DGB equal KGB?

Report from Paris

by Yves Messer

The Opposition Swings to the SDI.


U.S. must support García.

Conference Report

Conservative Leaders Respond to EIR’s ‘Global Showdown’

Our correspondents’ interviews with several world leaders at the July 24-26 conference of the International Democratic Union.

Franz Josef Strauss: ‘I Welcome the Initiative’

Dr. Alois Mock: ‘We Don’t Need Any Strange Bedfellows’

Manuel Fraga Iribarne: A War on Drugs Is Now ‘More Relevant’

Misael Pastrana Borrero: Latin America’s Debt Burden ‘an Injustice’

Konstantin Mitsotakis: Greece Enters ‘Crucial and Dangerous Phase’


Peru’s García Draws the Line against International Usury

by Valerie Rush

Pending establishment of a debtors’ cartel, he told the world, he is strictly limiting the percentage of the nation’s earnings going for debt service, and will talk to creditors, but not to the IMF.

Documentation: Excerpts from his inaugural address, and reactions.

García Vows To Fight Drugs, Terrorism

Mexican Economy Heads into New IMF Nightmare of Collapse

by Silvia Palacios and Timothy Rush

U.S. Deficit: International Banks Push Budget Crisis

by Susan Kokinda

Volcker Tells Debtors: Don’t Plan on Growth

The S&L Crisis: Big Banks Move In

by D. Stephen Pepper

Rev. Mpolesha Asks Nuremberg Tribunal

by Rev. Mpolesha Dibala

The African churchman’s denunciation of the IMF before a West German audience.

Currency Rates

South African Minerals and Soviet Strategy

by William Engdahl

‘Junk Bonds’: How Drug Dollars Are Taking Control of the U.S. Economy

by William Engdahl


by Marcia Merry

“Bumper Wheat Crop” a Cartel Hoax.

Business Briefs


Private Initiative for Colonizing the Moon and Mars

In his June 15 keynote address to the Krafft Ehricke Memorial Conference, LaRouche argued for the adoption of a Moon-Mars colonization project as the guiding mission-assignment for implementation of the SDI and its “spill overs.” We publish here a follow-up memorandum.

Space Exploration: The Need for a Grand Vision

by Forrest Tierson


Can Moderates Stem the Tide of Holocaust in South Africa?

by Linda de Hoyos

If Bishop Tutu and his allies are swept aside, then the death of more than 500 people in South Africa in the past year, is but a foretaste of the holocaust that will engulf the entire region, as per British and Soviet design.

Moscow’s August War Plans in the Mideast

by Thierry Lalevée

An Israeli-Syrian deal on the “final solution” to the Palestinian problem, intersects the period of the Mecca pilgrimage, which has placed all Western intelligence agencies on high alert.

Scope of Soviet Naval Maneuvers ‘Astounds’ NATO Officials

by Konstantin George

Portugal: New Elections Set as Instability Increases

by Laurent Murawiec

International Intelligence


Probe Don Regan for Drug Money-Laundering Ties

by Kathleen Klenetsky

A new scandal is about to be visited on the Reagan Administration, putting into the shade all previous affairs.

General Says OSI Is Unconstitutional

by Leo Scanlon

John Bruce Medaris’s July 23 attack on the KGB collaborators at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

America Has Lost $23 Billion in Health Care — War on Domestic Marijuana Production.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News