Volume 14, Number 40, October 9, 1987



Burt Edelson

Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration until July 1987, Dr. Edelson discusses a proposal for a U.S-Soviet mission to Mars.

AIDS Update

International AIDS Seminar in Brazil Sets Policy Yardsticks for Continent

by David Ramonet and Valerie Rush

Soviet Union to work with Japan on AIDS

California GOP Passes Anti-AIDS Resolution

New Hampshire Bill To Require AIDS Tests


Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

IMF’s “Magic Formulas” Are a Fraud.

Andean Report

by Jaime Ramírez

A Marriage of Necessity?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Spetsnaz Problem Taken Seriously.

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

The Death of Justice.


“Soviet Dupes” in Congress?

Science & Technology

America Has Lost Its Lead in Space Science

Former NASA Associate Administrator Burt Edelson describes the loss of U.S. leadership in space science, and the question of Soviet cooperation on a Mars program.

Space: The National Security Challenge

by Caspar Weinberger

Excerpts from the Defense Secretary’s address before the Air Force Association.


James Baker Goes to War against Germany and Japan

by Christopher White

Baker may think he’s trying to save the dollar system by establishing so-called purchasing-power parity with the deutschemark and yen, but the magnitude the dollar would still have to fall to reach that point is sufficient to bring down everything.

International AIDS Seminar in Brazil Sets Policy Yardsticks for Continent

by David Ramonet and Valerie Rush

“Insects can transmit AIDS” was the message conveyed to 1,000 participants by specialists from the United States, Europe, and Ibero-America, in direct repudiation of official policy, dictated by the World Health Organization.

Peru’s Banks Are Now Nationalized

by Peter Rush

It’s good news for the economy, but bad news for the narcotics traffickers who want to launder their proceeds.

Mexico’s Inflation Plan Sure To Fail

by Carlos Cota Meza

It is not really an inflation plan at all, simply more deindustrialization and denationalization.

Currency Rates


FSLIC Rescue Plan Sinks.

Business Briefs


U.S. Troops and Keeping the Peace in Western Europe

If the INF treaty is signed, either the United States will abandon Europe entirely and the NATO alliance will be a dead letter—or it’s back to Massive Retaliation and a short path to World War III.

Reforger/Certain Strike: U.S. Troops Crucial for the Defense of Europe

by Dean Andromidas and Rainer Apel

An eyewitness report on the fall maneuvers by EIR correspondents.


Gorbachov Joins the Ranks of the Undead

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

President Reagan’s plunge toward a Munich-style. “peace in our time” agreement with Moscow, sets into motion a process that is necessarily unleashing the most profound kinds of instabilities and eruptions in East and West. Gorbachov is suffering at the hands of “neo-Stalinists,” think Western intelligence agencies—but they don’t quite understand “neo-Stalinism’s” nature.

A Power Struggle Rages in Kremlin

by Konstantin George

Terrorists Carving Up Colombia Thanks to Monetary Fund Policies

by Benjamin Castro

By the time President Barco leaves office in 1990, because he has adhered to the IMF program, his country may be one, two, many countries.

Shevardnadze in Brazil for Big Mineral Grab

by Robyn Quijano

Operation Sunlight Hits Iran Suppliers

by Thierry Lalevée

A New ‘Stalin Note’ for West Germany?

by Luba George

‘L’Affaire LaRouche’ and the Defense of Western Europe Today

by Gen. Jean-Gabriel Revault d’Allonnes

Excerpts of two presentations to Paris hearings of the International Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations in the United States, both by its chairman.

Fiji Coup Puts Crown, Nation in Crisis

by Mary McCourt

Was Soviet Culture Fund’s Ustinov Complicit in Gandhi Murder?

by Mark Burdman

Cato Institute: How To Sell Out Pakistan

by Jerry Berg

Drought Threatens Indian Economic Gains

by Susan Maitra

U.S. Senate Resolution against Panama Condemned by Ibero-America

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

International Intelligence


Issue of President’s Role Comes to a Head This Month

by Nicholas F. Benton

Is he the commander in chief, or can Congress dictate defense policy, defense deployments, and defense budgets?

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

State Dept. Peddles Soviet Disinformation.

DoJ Ruled Guilty of ‘Trickery, Fraud’

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Biden Fall-Out Afflicts Dukakis — Gore Pro-Defense? Tell Gorbachov! — Bush Tours Poland, To Get Ethnic Vote.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News