Volume 15, Number 28, July 8, 1988



Sen. Vincenzo Carob

by Maria Cristina Fiocchi and Giuseppe Filipponi

The former Italian lawmaker who now heads the state trading company discusses breaking the grip of the grain cartel on southern Italy.

Hon. Costantino Belluscio

The former secretary to Italian President Saragat discusses new evidence on the 1978 murder of Aldo Moro.

Rear Admiral C.A. Hill, Jr.

by Herbert Quinde

The vice president for government affairs of the Association of Naval Aviation discusses Pentagate.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Crisis Builds in Auto Sector.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Back on the Debt Treadmill.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Cárdenas fills the Zócalo.

Andean Report

by Gretchen Small

Will Terrorist Morote Walk Free?

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Eighth Plan Breakthrough on the Anvil?


by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

Pope, in Austria, Pleads for Life.


A Litmus Test for Fools.

AIDS Update

West German Panel Divided on Disease


Food Cartel Stages Grand Theft of Scarce U.S. Grain

by Bob Baker and Marcia Merry

An immediate audit of stocks and determination of priorities is a must if the United States is to avoid massive shortages or price hikes.

‘Free Market’ Reforms Made Food Reserves Vanish even before Drought

by William Engdahl

Currency Rates

Bank Failures

Freeing the Farmer from the Cartel: A ‘Mattei Solution’ for Southern Italy

by Maria Cristina Fiocchi and Giuseppe Filipponi

Interview with former Italian Sen. Vincenzo Carollo.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

The Pasteurians: Building Nations by Means of Science

by Garance Upham Phau

Part II of a series focuses on the career of Alexandre Yersin, who discovered the bacillus for plague and introduced the rubber tree to Indochina.


The IMF ‘Opium War’ on Ibero-America: A Decade Later

by Gretchen Small

Over the past ten years, Dope, Inc. has more than doubled its annual take from Ibero-America and now the bankers are pushing their war to a new phase: demanding drug legalization.

The First Opium Wars

The Economics of Drugs: Bonanza for the Banks, Death for a Continent

by Dennis Small and Peter Rush

How Jamaica Became a Ganja Plantation

by Gretchen Small

How Drug Dollars Loot Peru’s Economy

by Gretchen Small


Soviet Party Conference Beset by Economic Woes

by Konstantin George

The preoccupation with the bloc-wide crisis was already evident by the second day, as speaker after speaker virtually ignored Mikhail Gorbachov’s opening-remarks proposals.

Learn Humility from History, Malaysian Leader Tells Australians

Dr. Mahathir told some impertinent Australian “human rights” crusaders, “Malaysian laws are harsh. They have to be if we are going to have stability in a country used to British authoritarian rule and consequently unfamiliar with democracy.”

Malaysia: AFL-CIO Dirty Operation Exposed

by Sophie Tanapura

Superpowers Protect the Khmer Rouge

by Linda de Hoyos

Yugoslavia Enters New Stage of Crisis

by Luba George

Pamyat’s ‘Appeal to the Russian People’

by Luba George

Ledeen Again Named in Uproar over Ten-Year-Old Moro Crime in Italy

Documentation: An interview with parliamentarian Costantino Belluscio.

Colombia: Gov’t Capitulates to Terrorist Blackmail

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence


DoJ Seizure of Teamsters ‘Smacks of Totalitarianism’

by Webster G. Tarpley and Edward Spannaus

LaRouche Attorneys Seek Total Dismissal of Boston Case

Documentation: Excerpts from a Boston Globe article on the FBI’s “secret files.”

Pentagon Raid Sparks Fear and Anger

by Leo F. Scanlon

President Reagan Sent OMB’s ‘Junkyard Dogs’ After the Pentagon

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The anti-defense budget-cutters were unleashed as early as 1981.

‘Military Industrial Complex Should Be Active Politically’

by Herbert Quinde

Interview with Rear Admiral C.A. Hill, Jr., who says that J. Peter Grace wanted the Pentagon budget cut because he “was really reaching into the public sector to grab monies on behalf of the private sector.”

Will Pentagate be the Three Mile Island for Defense?

by Marsha Freeman

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Does Democratic platform mask hidden agenda?

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Two Freedom Fighters Assailed by Media — Savimbi Wins Support of Civil Rights Leaders.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News


Correction to ‘Stopping the Epidemics: The French Military Legacy,’ June 10, 1988 Issue