Volume 15, Number 41, October 14, 1988



Anwar Ibrahim

The Education Minister of Malaysia, considered by many to be first in line to succeed to the premiership.

Science & Technology

Air-Breathing Propulsion for Transatmospheric Flight

by Antonio Pasini

Aerospace specialist Antonio Pasini reports the findings of a Rome symposium that posed a pathway for independent European development of the hypersonic airplane.

A Fully Reusable Space Plane


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Soviet Military Aid: An Illusion.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

“Tet Offensive” Threatens Colombia.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

The Cárdenas Movement Won’t Go Away.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Strauss Death Leaves Political Vacuum.


Food for Thought.


The Thrift Insanity Sets Up Taxpayers

by Christopher White

The means by which savings bank reorganizations have been accomplished, packaging unsecured liabilities and near worthless assets of weaker banks to dilute the assets of stronger banks, help ensure that the crisis will simply go out of control.

USDA Maps Out ‘Farm Subsidy’ Cuts

by Robert Baker

Currency Rates

Debt Bomb Ticks for Mexico’s Salinas

by Carlos Cota Meza

Free-Trade Financiers Unleash Assault on Argentine Industry

by Cynthia R. Rush

If You’re Anti-Food, Vote Bush or Dukakis

by Marcia Merry


by Patricia Salisbury

Cutbacks in Food to the Poor Begin.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

New Oil Shock Could Be Severe.

Business Briefs


One Year after the Crash: This Is Not a Recovery

by Joyce Fredman

The next Administration will have economic chaos foisted upon it, and unless there is a dramatic change in policy emanating from the White House, the fragile world financial system is doomed, along with the world’s citizens.

Wall Street: When the Magic of the Marketplace Dies

by Joyce Fredman

U.S. banks—They Only Look Safe When Compared to the Thrifts

by Joyce Fredman

Dollar Remains the Weak Link

by Christopher White


Moscow Aims toward the Balkan Flank

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Makes clear why most reports so far received mis-diagnose the dynamic within the Soviet leadership.

‘Andropov’s Kindergarten’

by Konstantin George

Poland’s New Leader Rakowski: Perestroika Means Bloodshed

by Irene Beaudry and Luba George

Sectarian Clashes Threaten Civil War in Pakistan

by Ramtanu Maitra

‘To Promote Equity in Malaysia, We Are Promoting Growth’

Interview with Malaysian Education Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Moscow’s Pacific Network: A Dossier

Part 2 of a series on foreign support of the New People’s Army in the Philippines, by our Investigative Team.

Ceauşescu’s Crimes Affect Us All

by Antal Dorati

A guest commentary by world-renowned orchestral director Antal Dorati.

Philharmonia Hungarica Wins Funds—For Now

Amb. Walters Caught with His Pants Down

by Carlos Wesley

International Intelligence


Dukakis Machine Prepares Vote Fraud; Bush Losing Grip

by Herbert Quinde and Stephen Parsons

With less than four weeks go, the Bush campaign’s actions have led some analysts to speculate that the Republicans are “throwing the election.”

Congressional Hearings Showcase Schmoke’s Drug Legalization Drive

by Patricia Salisbury

LaRouche Addresses U.S. on Food Crisis

by Ronald Kokinda

The independent presidential candidate returned to the airwaves with a program to dramatically increase food production.

LaRouche Candidates: Running for America’s Future

by Mel Klenetsky

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News