Volume 14, Number 50, December 18, 1987



Elena de Ramírez

The wife of Colombia’s assassinated hero police official tells why extradition to the U.S. is crucial to the war on narcoterrorism.

Book Reviews

Controversies Are Revived in Reprint of Primary Sources on Beethoven

by David Goldman

Looks at Beethoven Remembered: The Biographical Notes of Franz Wegeler and Ferdinand Ries.


Norbert Brainin Brings Classical Beauty to Boston Concert

by Hartmut Cramer

Norbert Brainin, the famed violinist of the Amadeus Quartet, dedicated the performance to Lyndon LaRouche. He and pianist Günter Ludwig left the audience ennobled.

Science & Technology

Laser Applications Promise To Revolutionize Industry

by Charles B. Stevens

Part II of his review of the capabilities of lasers to transform the civilian economy.

Zenith Star: An SDI Demonstration

by Charles B. Stevens



by Marcia Merry

Mexico’s “Milk Valley” Is Being Destroyed.

Mother Russia

by Rachel Douglas

A Russian Princess in the U.S.S.R.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

The Swedish-Angolan Hostage Crisis.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Iran Prepares an Offensive.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Peru’s Terrorists Assassinate Priest.


What Shultz Wants from INF Treaty.

AIDS Update

Houston Hospital Closes Down

Senate Beefs Up AIDS Testing in VA Hospitals

by Kathleen Klenetsky

New Indictments over AIDS Initiative?


Republicans Gamble on ‘Suckers’ Rally’ of Wall Street

by David Goldman

They hope that sufficient use of the Federal Reserve printing presses and sufficient intervention in support of the dollar by overseas authorities will give a Republican Presidential candidate time to get elected.

Currency Rates

Western Europe’s Economy Being Wrecked by the Dollar’s Fall

by William Engdahl

James Baker’s circle seems to think that they can all at once turn Europe and Japan into importers, instead of exporters: like anything else they do, it means chaos.

Hyperinflation Looms in Ibero-America

by Peter Rush

Mexico Is Ruled by Rumors

by Mark Sonnenblick

The United Nations Malthusians Are Succeeding in Depopulation

by Nancy Spannaus

The Club of Life says, “We told you so.”

Business Briefs


The Tragic State of U.S.A. Counterintelligence

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Looks at why U.S. intelligence services fail to detect channels of Soviet influence reaching even into the White House.

Lyndon H. LaRouche: A Clearly Uncomfortable Presidential Candidate

by Brig. Gen. Friedrich Th. Guenther (Switzerland-ret.)


Strategic Impact of INF: The Debate Has Been Absurd

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Observes that no one seems to have taken account of the new order of battle which Soviet forces intend to have in place by about 1991-92.

German Military Is Disgusted with INF

by Luba George and Rainer Apel

Former Gaullist Minister: INF Accord ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Distant Echo of Munich’

Documentation: Other voices of opposition to the “New Munich” from around the world.

Korea Braces for National Election

by Linda de Hoyos

If Kim Dae Jung loses, his followers revolt; if he wins, the army does.

Drive To Overturn Sovereignty in Haiti

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

Runcie Adversary Found Dead in U.K.

by Mark Burdman

Soviet Terror Imperils ASEAN Summit

by Linda de Hoyos

A Step Forward in Colombia: Naming the Enemy as Narco-Terrorism

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence


How the INF Treaty Will Be Stopped

by Nicholas F. Benton

The factor of time, and developments in the Presidential election campaign, make the treaty’s ratification anything but certain.

Is the City of Chicago Being Held Hostage to Qaddafi?

by Sheila A. Jones

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush Courts Gorbachov, Wins Pravda Backing — Pat Robertson Was a Rum-Runner in Korea — So What’s Ted Kennedy Up To These Days?

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

EIR Exclusive with Weinberger — Defense Budget Faces Long-Term Cuts.

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News