Volume 16, Number 25, June 16, 1989



Fiorenza Cossotto and Ivo Vinco

by Jeanne Bell

The renowned mezzo-soprano and bass from Italy explain that today’s high tuning not only strains the voice beyond its natural bounds, but ruins great vocal art by altering the register-shifts against the composer’s intention.

Gilda Cruz-Romo

by Jeanne Bell

The Mexican-born Metropolitan Opera soprano says that it is the Classical artists—not conductors and promoters—who should determine what is good for the human voice.

Students in Beijing

Moments before all communication was cut off to Beijing, a group of Chinese students was contacted by phone from Los Angeles, and told the world what really happened in Tiananmen Square.

Book Reviews

A Nationalist’s View of Pakistan’s Security Dilemma

by Susan Maitra

Looks at Pakistan’s Security: The Challenge and the Response.

Contrasting Views of Western Water Works

by Nicholas F. Benton

Hoover Dam: An American Adventure, by Joseph E. Stevens; and Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner.



by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

How Many Children Die from Debt?

Report from Rome

by Galliano Maria Speri

No to the Green Dictatorship!

Andean Report

by Javier Almario

World Bank Demands More Usury.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

What Can Germany Do for the Chinese?

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Valdez

On the Verge of “Argentinization”?


AIDS: A Disease Out of Control.


New Fronts Open Up in the ‘War of the Tuning Forks’

The Schiller Institute’s campaign to re-establish the international tuning standard at C=256 Hz has scored a big success with the announcement by Italian baritone Piero Cappuccilli that he will sing Rigoletto with the London Philharmonic at the pitch demanded by Giuseppe Verdi.

Verdi, Master of the Voice, Set Pitch To Keep Register, Color

by Jeanne Bell

A conversation with Fiorenza Cossotto and Ivo Vinco.

‘The Human Voice Is an Irreplaceable Instrument’

by Jeanne Bell

An interview with Gilda Cruz-Romo.


A Comeback for Project Financing

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Some circles in Western Europe are convinced that a “Richter 10” financial crash is in the offing. Political economist Lyndon LaRouche argues that it may just take such a cataclysm to get leading Western circles to drop their failed policies.

Brazil-Like Crisis Seen Ahead for U.S.

by Leo F. Scanlon

A group of U.S. economists adds up the bill for two decades of post-industrial looting of U.S. industry, infrastructure, and workforce.

Oregon Rations Health Care for Uninsured

by Linda Everett

Senate Bill 27 is a model for the nationwide effort to ensnare the elderly and infirm in a social-Darwinist nightmare.

U.S. Commits Wheat to China’s Oppressors

by Marcia Merry

Top Scientists Cool ‘Greenhouse’ Hysteria

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Currency Rates

The Delors Plan, a Supranational Financial Dictatorship for Europe

by Jacques Cheminade


by Robert L. Baker

The World Beef Herd Is Dwindling.


by William Engdahl

The Bush-Brady Savings Swindle.

Business Briefs


China Struggle, a Turning Point for the World

by Linda de Hoyos

Against President George Bush’s fond fantasies, Chinese Premier Deng Xiao-Ping took full credit for the butchery of students and other opponents of the gerontocracy ruling in Beijing. Millions are expected to die in the coming Mao-like effort to exterminate China’s intelligentsia.

How the World Reacted to the Tiananmen Square Bloodbath

‘River of Blood’ Divides LaRouche, Kissinger Policies on China

Interview of Beijing Students: ‘Let the World Know the Truth’

Beijing: Good at War, Bad at Development

Gen. T’eng Chieh, leader of Taiwan’s Kuomintang party and collaborator of the late Gen. Chiang Kai-shek, details the moral collapse of the mainland Communist Party.


Post-Khomeini Iran: Radicalism and Civil War

by Thierry Lalevée

The insane scenes around the Ayatollah Khomeini’s funeral accurately reflect the current state of mind of Iran’s new leaders.

Kremlin Leaders Face Grave Internal Crisis

by Konstantin George and Luba George

Menem Cabinet Augurs Ill for Argentina

by Peter Rush

Terrorists Escalate, While García Talks

by Liliana Pazos

Peru’s President has degraded himself even further by calling for a “dialogue” with the Shining Path.

OAS Puts Off Panama Meeting To Save U.S. from Embarrassment

by Carlos Wesley

Buendía Case: A Mexican Irangate?

by Isaías Amezcua

International Intelligence

AIDS Update

New York City To Log Names of AIDS Carriers

AIDS Spreads Rapidly Throughout Soviet Union

AIDS: A Disease Out of Control


Congressional Bloodletting Serves Wall Street’s Aims

by Nicholas F. Benton

There is a method behind the mad mud-slinging on Capitol Hill: The Eastern elites’ shaping of the environment for eliminating constituency-based government.

China Overshadows Atlantic Council East-West Love Fest

by Kathleen Klenetsky

There was a time-warp atmosphere at the Atlantic Council’s meeting in Washington.

RICO’s Assault on Constituency Groups

by Leo Scanlon

LaRouche Takes Case to Supreme Court

Philadelphia attorney Charles Bowser has filed a petition of habeas corpus with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ascher Freed on Bond, in Blow to ‘Get LaRouche’ Judicial Vendetta

Documentation: Mrs. Ascher’s statement to the court before sentencing, and excerpts from her recent speech, “Virginia has become a fascist state.”

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Chinese Students Take Aim at Kissinger.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News