Volume 15, Number 26, June 24, 1988



From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

The Loan “Mela” Phenomenon.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

A Step Forward for Nationalism.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

“Brazilian Perestroika.”

Andean Report

by Robert Morton

Terrorist Operations Chief Arrested.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Maghreb Unity by 1992, Too?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

It’s Open Season on Helmut Kohl.

Report from Rome

by Claudio Celani

Communists Set Back in Elections.


Time To Wake Up!

Science & Technology

The Amazing Story of the Pasteur Movement—I

by Garance Upham Phau

For the associates of Louis Pasteur, building nations and fighting disease were one campaign. Beginning a series on these great cultural optimists.

AIDS Update

Insurance Cartel Holds Secret Meeting on AIDS

WHO Conference Offers ‘Control Strategies’ for Defeat by AIDS

Rio Researchers Study Links to Other Disease

CDC Decries Clamor for AIDS Testing Measures


U.S. Trade Figures Show a Depression in Progress

by Joyce Fredman

Imports are down, exports are down, investment earnings are down, and debt service is up, all of which describe a contraction to the satisfaction of normal people, if not the people in Washington.

Insurance Cartel Holds Secret Meeting on AIDS

Anything that will “contain costs,” mostly by killing victims, is being pushed forward.

WHO Conference Offers ‘Control Strategies’ for Defeat by AIDS

“We have gone backwards,” as an African epidemiological expert put it.

Trading Companies Are Readying Massive Speculative Food Crisis

by William Engdahl

The world is now poised for the food equivalent of what the Seven Sisters did to oil and oil prices in 1979.

Currency Rates

Bank Failures

Ethics of a ‘Marshall Plan’ To Rescue Africa and Agriculture

by Jacques Cheminade

Adapted from a speech by the Schiller Institute president in France, Jacques Cheminade.

Business Briefs


Long Hot Summer for Irangate’s ‘Invisible Men’?

Two of the scandal’s figures, Theodore Shackley and “Tiny” Rowland, may soon be forced to shed their cloaks of anonymity.

Theodore Shackley’s ‘Third Option’

Behind Irangate: The Lonrho Connection

John Deuss, Shackley’s Piggybank


Soviets Ready ‘Direct Rule’ Solution in Transcaucasus

by Luba George

Both government and party spokesman speak of the situation as “out of control,” while others call the conflict between Armenians and Azeris “our Northern Ireland.”

Genscher Lauds Russia at Potsdam Meeting

by Mark Burdman

Colombian Army Asks War on Narco-Terror

by Valerie Rush

They are demanding the funds and political support to back them up for a change.

Documentation: Excerpts of an interview with Gen. Rafael Peña Ríos (ret.), former commander of the the Colombian Army’s XII Brigade.

Imperial Russian Chauvinism Sweeps Millennium Celebrations

by Luba George

This was no mere “church” festivity, but a momentous joint church-state celebration recreating the full aura of imperial Czarist “glory.”

Documentation: “Beware the Rise of the Third Rome,” warns London’s Sunday Telegraph.

Korean Flashpoint around the Summer Olympics

by Linda de Hoyos

Korea’s Opposition: ‘Made in U.S.A.’

by David Hammer

Reports on Union Theological Seminary and the delicatessen of theologies it uses to create pro-communist radicals.

Mitterrand Myth Starts To Crack

by Laurent Murawiec

International Intelligence


Drought Becomes 1988 Election Campaign Issue

by Nicholas F. Benton

Droughts can produce the collapse of agriculture, but in this case, it was the other way around. An unavoidable economic reality has struck in the middle of the Presidential election year.

DoJ ‘Perestroika’ at the Pentagon

by Leo F. Scanlon

The particular targets of the procurement investigation are incidental to its purpose: to carry out further “re-structuring” of the government.

It’s Agreed: Kill Elderly To Cut Costs

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Colorado Governor Lamm outraged the nation in 1984, but now, his call for elderly to “die and got out of the way” has been embraced across the political spectrum.

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Jackson, the Spoiler — Dukakis Pledges To End SDI, MX.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Evaluating the Soviet Economic Breakdown.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News