Volume 20, Number 45, November 19, 1993



Dr. Hans-Philipp Pöhn

by Gabriele Liebig and Wolfgang Lillge, M.D.

The former director of the German Federal Health Office urged the inclusion of AIDS among those diseases covered by the Communicable Diseases Law, but his efforts were blocked by the “safer sex” lobby.

Mohammed Z. Nashashibi

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The chairman of the Department of Economic Affairs and Planning of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Mr. Nashashibi has been engaged in the negotiations process for the Israel-PLO accord.

Dr. Fahed Fanek

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

A Jordanian economist and financial consultant. Dr. Fanek contributes to the newspapers Al Ra’i and the Jordan Times.

Nancy Spannaus

Mrs. Spannaus’s independent campaign for Governor of the state of Virginia helped finish off Mary Sue Terry, one of the queenpins of the “Get LaRouche” task force.

Book Reviews

For Real Economics, Read about the Potato

by Marcia Merry

The History and Social Influence of the Potato, by Radcliffe Salaman: and The Amazing Potato, by Milton Meltzer.


AIDS Scandal in Germany Proves LaRouche Was Right

by Rainer Apel

Oversight over acquisition and processing of blood has been so negligent, that as many as 1.2 million Germans could now be infected with the AIDS virus.

Chronology of the German AIDS Scandal

by Jutta Dinkermann

‘Germany Must Finally Apply the Communicable Diseases Law’

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche is chairman of Germany’s Civil Rights Movement-Solidarity party.

‘Let’s Bury the Myth about Condoms’

by Gabriele Liebig and Wolfgang Lillge, M.D.

An interview with Dr. Hans-Philipp Pöhn.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Maglev Rail Transport in Jeopardy.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Salinas Crawls for NAFTA.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco

“Power Nucleus” Tries Monetarist Coup.

Andean Report

by Cynthia R. Rush

Another Corrupt U.S. Asset in Venezuela.


Doing the FBI’s Dirty Work.


Congressional Defeat Won’t Stop NAFTA, Say Backers

by Christopher White

No matter what the U.S. Congress decides, Wall Street and the City of London intend to create slave-labor maquiladoras worldwide, not only in Mexico.

Mexican Farmers Reject NAFTA as a Colonial Looting Scheme

by Alberto Vizcarra

Testimony to the U.S. House Banking Committee by Alberto Vizcarra of the Permanent Forum of Rural Producers of Sonora. Mexico.

Poverty a Factor in Potato Blight’s Return

by Marcia Merry

Argentine Debt Is Waiting To Explode

by Gerardo Terán Canal

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


Jordan Debates the Way to Peace in the Middle East

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Passions are raging in the aftermath of the Israel-PLO agreement, and certain questions regarding Jordan’s proper role in the processes sweeping the region, still beg an answer. The response that the political elite formulates to these open questions may well determine whether the region enters an era of peace or turmoil. Muriel Mirak-Weissbach reports from a fact-finding visit to Jordan.

The World Bank Has No Right To Kill Infrastructure Projects

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Mohammed Z. Nashashibi.

The Palestinian Economy Needs Protection In Order To Survive

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Dr. Fahed Fanek.


Italy’s Northern League Threatens To Secede

by Claudio Celani

Regardless of whether “duce” Umberto Bossi carries through on his threat, a three-way splitting of the country has become almost inevitable.

Moscow’s River of Blood

by Rachel Douglas

Dutch Senate To Vote on Euthanasia Rules

by Linda Everett

France Girds for a Social Explosion

by Christine Bierre

French Observer Warns of ‘New Middle Ages’

by Mark Burdman

The UN Embargo Is Still Killing Iraq’s Children

by Felicity Arbuthnot

An eyewitness report.

Colombian Amnesty for Drug Cartels Is Victory for ‘Narco-Democracy’

by Andrea Olivieri

International Intelligence


FEMA, Ecologists Declare War on the Mississippi

by Richard Freeman

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is closing down hundreds of Midwest communities, rather than rebuild the levees that could prevent flood damage in the future.

Globalists Push Clinton into North Korea Confrontation

by Edward Spannaus

McCloskey: ‘Shameful’ U.S. Record on Bosnia

Bank Official’s Testimony Nails Bush, Kissinger at House Hearings

by Edward Spannaus

Californians Nix School Vouchers

by H. Graham Lowry

How My Campaign Helped Finish Off Mary Sue Terry

by L. Wolfe

An interview with Nancy Spannaus.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharsin

Henry Spins Scenarios for New Mideast War.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones and Carl Osgood

National News