Volume 15, Number 39, September 30, 1988


From the Editor

by Nora Hamerman


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

The cost of suspending the moratorium.

Report from Bangkok

by Sophie Tanapura

Burma coup no surprise in Thailand.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Bankers’ revenge against Peru.

Dateline Mexico

by Hector Apolinar

The PRI and terrorism.


by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

The Pope in southern Africa.


Our future in space.

Science & Technology

U.S. water development: an aborted mission

by Ronald Kokinda

Ronald Kokinda looks at the recent history of sabotage of American water development projects, and with them, American economic and population growth.

AIDS Update

Dannemeyer fights for strong AIDS legislation

by William Jones


Defense production on the critical list

by Chris White

An Air Force Association report shows that without a sea-change in economic policy, the United States will not much longer be capable of defending itself.

Ibero-American debt deals shaky; elections loom for several nations

by Mark Sonnenblick

The time is running out for Egypt

by Thierry Lalevée

It’s the latest of the allies that Washington is sacrificing, as part of the new U.S.-Soviet global “understanding,” and in accord with IMF austerity demands.

Currency Rates

Panama battles for economic future

by Carlos Wesley

General Noriega has declared an end to more than a score of years of Panamanian economic dependency on drug-banking.

Colombia’s state oil company dismantled to pay foreign debt

by Javier Almario


by Robert Baker

The crop reports no one believes.


by Joyce Fredman

Worse than Hurricane Gilbert.

International Credit

by William Engdahl

Moscow smells a “golden” opportunity.

Business Briefs


Behind the mask of so-called ‘Communism’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“This report on some crucial problems of irregular warfare is prompted by meetings ... with a man who is one of the world’s leading anti-communists, and also one of today’s leading strategic thinkers on the subject of those methods of ‘irregular warfare’ which have been adopted by the leaders of Moscow and Beijing,” writes Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Nothing is truly understood about so-called Communism, or so-called fascism, unless they are understood as instruments of policy of powerful rentier-financier interests who have targeted Western culture for extinction.


Thatcher cites Christian values against ‘Europe 92’

by Mark Burdman

A political intervention into continental Europe by the British prime minister has created hysteria among the fascist one-worlders of Brussels, Bruges, and Luxembourg.

Food crisis and national explosions intensify Soviet succession fight

by Konstantin George

NATO trains defense against spetsnaz

by Rainer Apel and Michael Liebig

This year’s “LV’88” maneuvers finally acknowledged the existence of spetsnaz, if not in the framework of a realistic scenario.

Mexico’s Interpol chief dead in suspicious ‘suicide’

Indo-Sri Lankan agreement furthered ... but will it bring normalcy back?

by Ramtanu Maitra

Richard Murphy rigs Lebanon to explode

by Scott Thompson

Geneva accords spell genocide in Angola

by Jeffrey Steinberg

International Intelligence


LaRouche joins battle to shape next President’s policies

The independent presidential candidate, in an open letter released on Sept. 19, outlined his points of agreement, and of profound disagreement, with the policy orientation of Henry Kissinger and his “balance of power” co-thinkers.

Strauss reveals fascist agenda

by William Jones

The bi-partisan National Economic Commission set out to market a package of cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and defense, to the public and Congress-but did they overplay their hand?

Soviet-tied dopers run dirty tricks against Bush for Dukakis

by Joseph Brewda and Herbert Quinde

Now that the first phase of a Soviet intelligence operation smearing the Bush campaign as “Nazi-linked” has been completed, U.S. intelligence professionals would do well to draw the appropriate conclusions.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Will Canadians scuttle Free Trade Pact?

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News