Volume 19, Number 11, March 13, 1992



A Florentine Fresco Masterpiece Rejuvenated

by Nora Hamerman

Anatomy of a Restoration: The Brancacci Chapel, by Ken Shulman.

Science & Technology

Truly Ouster Is Latest Blow to Space Program

by Marsha Freeman

The highly respected NASA administrator was sacked just as the space agency begins its annual fight with Congress on the budget for the space program.

Truly Discusses His Years with NASA

From a speech by Admiral Richard Truly to the National Space Club.


Report from Bonn

by Volcker Hassmann

Huge Debt Buildup in Germany.

China Report

by Michael Billington

Mongolia Probes Disappearance of Funds.

Andean Report

by Manuel Hidalgo

“His Majesty” Camdessus Gets His Way.

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

New Economic Plan a Fraud.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Mexico’s “Winter Colloquium.”

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Noriega Prosecution Is Lying Again.


Unscientific American, Again.


Governments Fret over Tourism, Not Cholera

by Cynthia R. Rush and Mary Cabanillas

The health ministers who met in Buenos Aires’s luxury Alvear Palace Hotel were most worried that if the cholera epidemic continues, their tourist trade will disappear. Not a soul brought up the fact that IMF austerity is causing the breakdown of water and sanitation infrastructure that leads to cholera.

India: Budget Calls for Structural Reforms

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Currency Rates

California Moves Toward Forced Sterilization

by Kathleen Klenetsky


by Marcia Merry

Cargill, Inc. Reorganizes.

Business Briefs


To Solve Health Care Crisis, Build Hospitals!

by Linda Everett

American hospitals are being shut down by a gang of self-proclaimed experts in “cost containment.”

The LaRouche Program To Restore Health Care

Candidates Vie for Ways To Cut Health Care

Preventable Diseases Poised for Comeback

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Breakdown of U.S. Health Care Parallels Economic Collapse

by Stephen Parsons

In 1945, America launched a scientific health care program for all. Then came the “post-industrial society,” the whiz kids who lived on usury and wrecked the productive economy. Is it any wonder that health costs soared?


Bushmen in ‘Shock’ over Venezuelan Revolt

by Gretchen Small

The Venezuelan revolt and its spread across Ibero-America has shaken the Anglo-American financial system to its roots.

Documentation: From interviews with leaders of the Feb. 4 military insurrection, published in various Venezuelan publications.

U.S. Prepares To Hit Iraq Again

by Joseph Brewda

Pakistan: Is Sharif Government Running Out of Time?

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

CIS Pullout from Nagorno-Karabakh Opens New Phase of Transcaucasus War

by Konstantin George

Baroness Cox Warns of Slaughter in Karabakh

by Mark Burdman

Indonesia Will Not Yield to ‘Anti-Indonesia’ Campaign

by Mary McCourt Burdman

International Intelligence


Bush Is Getting Battered, as Other Candidates Founder

by H. Graham Lowry

The most prestigious media organs of the Anglo-American establishment are referring to George Bush as the new “Jimmy Carter.” But none of the other candidates are winning either!

U.S. Government Doublespeaks on Violations of LaRouche’s Human Rights

Judge Denies LaRouche Bail, Government Gets Extra Time

by Warren J. Hamerman

CAN Cult Seeks Bill Against Older People

by Bruce Director

Bush Presides over Anti-Drug Farce

by Valerie Rush

Drug Czar Martinez Comes Under Attack

by Jeffrey Steinberg

War Crimes Tribunal Convicts U.S., Allies for Actions in Iraq

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Reports from Ramsey Clark’s international tribunal in New York City.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News