Volume 15, Number 15, April 8, 1988



Lukas Brader

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The director of the Emergency Center for Locust Operations at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome insisted, in this February 1987 interview, that there was no need for large-scale spraying for locusts in Africa.

Book Reviews

Masters and Johnson Take On the CDC AIDS Mafia

by Warren J. Hamerman

Reviews Crisis: Heterosexual Behavior in the age of AIDS, by William H. Masters, Virginia E. Johnson, and Robert C. Kolodny, and AIDS: Papers from Science, 1982-1985 Edited by Ruth Kuistad.

Science & Technology

Soviet Union Takes Command of Space

by Marsha Freeman

The Soviets are deploying three new anti-satellite systems and taking a commanding position in international space programs, openly challenging the leadership of the United States.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

KGB Spy Ring in Germany Blown.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

Elderly Patients Victims of Cost Cuts.

Andean Report

by Carlos Méndez

Venezuelan Drug-Fighter Forced Out.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Soviet Rockets in Punjab.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Israel and Syria: A War Ahead?


INF Folly More Apparent than Ever.

AIDS Update

Masters and Johnson Take On the CDC AIDS Mafia

by Warren J. Hamerman

Soviets Dispute Origin of the AIDS Epidemic


Smoot-Hawley Revival Is Near to Passage

by Christopher White

The monstrous trade bill moving into its final stages in the U.S. legislature, is eerily reminiscent of the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930, considered to be the trigger which ensured that the market collapse of the late 1920s became the full-blown depression of the 1930s.

LaRouche, in Cologne Speech, Says Republics Key to New Economic Order

by Marianna Wertz

Reporting on a Schiller Institute conference held in West Germany to debate a new world economic order, to replace the Bretton Woods system.

Colombia: ‘The Economy Is Doing Well, but the Country Is Doing Terribly’

by Gerardo Terán Canal

Thanks to IMF and the Russians, Poland Has 19th-Century Health Care

by Luba George and Kazimierz Kowalski

Currency Rates

African Locust Plague Now Threatens Europe

by Carol White

One Year Ago, FAO Chief KO’d Spraying

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Interview with Lukas Brader, director of the Emergency Center for Locust Operations.

Business Briefs


Some Reasons Why George Bush Is Not Electable

by Christopher White

The Republican “front-runner” richly deserves to take the blame for the failings of the Administration. Introducing a dossier on Bush’s role in sabotaging foreign policy, the war on drugs, and the potential for a U.S. economic recovery.

Irangate Revelations Close In on George Bush’s Central Role

by Herbert Quinde

The Vice President’s Bailout of the Texas Banking System

A Wimp, at Best, in the War on Drugs

by Scott Thompson


Panama’s Neighbors Rip U.S. ‘Economic Coercion’

by Robyn Quijano

Documentation: What the Ibero-American nations said at the March 28-29 meeting of the Latin American Economic System in Caracas.

El Salvador’s Electorate Rebels

by Gretchen Small

There were two big losers in the March 20 vote: Moscow’s terrorists, and the Rockefeller-Trilateral strategy of endless war in Central America.

Colombian Military Targets ‘Citizens above Suspicion’ for Cocaine Trade

by Valerie Rush

Feverish Pace of New Yalta Sellouts

by Konstantin George

From Central America, to Afghanistan, to Africa, the U.S. sellouts of its allies to “regional accords” with the Soviets escalated after the Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting.

Asians Skeptical of Soviet ‘Peace’ Bids

by Linda de Hoyos

Lázaro Cárdenas and the 1988 Election

by Catalina Metzler

The background to this year’s presidential campaign in Mexico: The international banks must contend with memories of Mexico’s nationalist moment of 50 years ago.

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas: Suspend Debt Payments!

Satanic-Pagan Cults Launch War on West

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


Purge at Meese Justice Dept.: Will Bush Survive?

by Joseph Brewda

The ousted officials, Deputy Attorney General Arnold Bums, and Assistant Attorney General William F. Weld, the director of the department’s criminal division, had led the faction which has been essential to covering up for the most atrocious policies of the department.

LaRouche Trial at Impasse, as FBI Refuses To Declassify Documents

With two legitimate reasons for dismissing the case accumulated, and potentially weeks of hearings on the subject of government misconduct and cover-up ahead, some observers are beginning to wonder if the trial will ever resume.

INF Treaty To Ban Futuristic Weapons

by Kathleen Klenetsky

It will outlaw a whole new range of weapons, utilizing such advanced technologies as microwaves and lasers.

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Presidential field narrows--to nothing? — The LaRouche Option — Fun and Games.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Democratic Elites Size Up Jesse Jackson.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News