Volume 15, Number 21, May 20, 1988



Alejandro Peña

The secretary general of the Venezuelan Labor Party talks of his party’s struggle for official recognition.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Austerity Policy Kills CDU Votes.

Northern Flank

by Poul Rasmussen

To Be or Not To Be for NATO.

Report from Rome

by Antonio Gaspari

An Exposure and a Cover-Up.


by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

Pope Defends Polish Sovereignty.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

A Win for Jayewardene.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Human Rights and Fighting Drugs.


Danger for the SDI.


More Bank Failures in 1988 than in All of 1987

by Joyce Fredman

Despite FDIC efforts to obfuscate the reality, as many as 220 banks have already failed this year, and more are on the way.

Soviet and IMF Looting Plunges Romania’s Economy into Breakdown

by Luba George

Romania not only exports food to the West at cheap prices while its people starve, but also vital grain transport equipment to the Soviet Union, while its harvest rots for lack of transport.

Argentina Grovels before IMF, But Still Gets No Debt Relief

by Cynthia R. Rush

Currency Rates

The Mexican Economy Goes into Self-Cannibalization

by Carlos Cota Meza


by Joyce Fredman and John Hoefle

Colorado Industrial Bank Crisis.


by Marcia Merry

Soybean Supply Drops.

Business Briefs


Immanuel Kant and the ‘New Age’ Kookery

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Granted that today’s lunatic satanist cults were spawned by followers of Aleister Crowley in Britain and the United States, what are the mechanisms which permit an apparently normal and rational person to be taken over by their lurid superstition, like some Hollywood horror film’s victim of the “Body Snatchers”?

Note on So-Called ‘Non-Euclidean’ Geometries


Dope, Inc. Declares War on Ibero-American Military

by Gretchen Small

With the release of the Inter-American Dialogue’s 1988 report, the drug legalizers of the Establishment have stepped forward to identify themselves as the command center for the Western side of Moscow’s campaign to discredit, and if necessary, dismantle, the military institutions of Ibero-America.

The Economics of Satanism

PLV Case Endangers Venezuelan Democracy

by Carlos Méndez

Documentation: An interview with Venezuelan Labor Party secretary Alejandro Peña.

Soviets Brawl before June Party Meeting

by Konstantin George

Lonrho’s Tiny Rowland and the Threat to Angola’s Jonas Savimbi

by Mark Burdman

Repackaging the U.S. War on Panama

by Gretchen Small

Malaysia: The Nation-Building Strategy of Dr. Mohammed Mahathir

by Sophie Tanapura

Japan Strengthens Ties to W. Europe

by Mary McCourt Burdman

International Intelligence


The White House Astrologers: The Two Key Issues Involved

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The evidence in hand shows that astrologers influenced the White House’s policy-shaping in immensely important national security matters. Democratic candidate LaRouche provides the essential guidelines for understanding the issue of the astrologers’ control over the minds of the President and Nancy Reagan.

Ratification of INF Still Not Certain

by William Jones

LaRouche Democrats Win in Ohio, Indiana

by Marianna Wertz

Commission Pushes Drastic Austerity

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Shaping the Next Presidency.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

West Germany: Iklé policy threatens NATO — East Germany: Create Nuclear Free Zone.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

Trade bill sent to White House for veto — Two parties vie as fierce anti-drug fighters — House approves defense budget of $299.5 billion — Space program imperiled by budget-cutting — Congressional aide in apparent suicide — Abrams attacked on House Floor.

National News