Volume 15, Number 19, May 6, 1988



Felix Moreno

by Javier Almario

The president of the Colombian-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce discusses what’s wrong economically, as well as morally, with tolerating the drug trade.

Science & Technology

C=256: The Foundations of Scientific Tuning

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Presentation to the April 9, 1988 Schiller Institute conference in Milan on “Music and Classical Esthetics.”

The Violin and Increases in Frequency: Cremona Expert

Prof. Bruno Barosi, of the International Institute of Violinmaking, explains how rising concert pitches may shorten the life of a Stradivarius or other precious early instrument.


Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

Squabbling among Thieves.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Uproar over AIDS Policy.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Brazil Humiliates Itself.

Report from Paris

by Jean Baptiste Blondel

Presidential Vote: Harsh Lessons.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Can Europe Still Be Defended?

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Amnesty Int’l Defends Mobsters.


The Demjanjuk Travesty.


George Bush and the Trade Bill

by Christopher White

The kind of fascist thinking that lies behind the United States’ presumption that it can arbitrarily restructure world trade fits the GOP presidential candidate to a tee—but if the Japanese react as they could, he’ll never be President.

Polish Strike Wave Leading to Crisis Worse than 1981

by Konstantin George

Industrialization: Colombia’s Alternative to the Drug Trade

by Javier Almario

Currency Rates

‘Adjustment with a Human Face’ Shows How Usurers Kill Children

by Mary Lalevée

Bush’s Looting Market Re-Offered to Mexico

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell


by Marcia Merry

Where’s the Beef?

Business Briefs


Panama: The Keystone of the Hemisphere

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The even greater geographic and strategic importance, and the wonderful economic future, Panama would have “in the sane world that does not exist.”

The Emergency Measures To Save Panama

A program for Panama’s survival and development—and that of the entire continent.

Trade Unionists Support Panama

by Robyn Quijano

Documentation: Excerpts from the speech of President Manuel Solís Palma, to the 3,000-person international labor conference held in Panama on April 28 and 29.

Strategic Studies

A Preview of the Soviet Plenum: No TV Soap Opera

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Reports on the dramatic policy shifts about to come from the Kremlin, and the underlying process that makes them inevitable, irrespective of which personalities emerge from Gorbachov’s probably quick demise.


Inter-Action Council Mobilizes To Save Gorbachov

by Mark Burdman

The Schmidt group’s meeting in Moscow is principally aimed at helping the Kremlin leader to score the foreign policy successes he needs to hold off the domestic wolves.

The Lid Will Soon Come Off in the Succession Fight in the Kremlin

by Konstantin George

Ibero-American Unity Turns Tide on Panama Crisis

Rarely has one seen such a policy reversal as Washington is now exhibiting.

International Intelligence


Hadley’s Primary Victory in Pennsylvania Sends a Signal

by Mel Klenetsky

Victories by two LaRouche running-mates in the Pennsylvania congressional primaries are the only the latest evidence that support for presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche continues to grow in the Democratic Party’s base.

Renewed U.S. Gulf Actions Irk Moscow

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Irangate About To Blow Up in Europe?

by Umberto Pascali

FBI’s ‘Buck’ Revell on Hot Seat in Trial

by Herbert Quinde

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush Behind Drive To Oust Ed Meese.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News