Volume 21, Number 6, February 4, 1994



P.R. Dasgupta

The project director of India’s National AIDS Control Organization is a believer in the “safe sex” campaign of the World Health Organization, and is launching a poster campaign on that theme.

Roberto Maroni

by Claudio Celani

The number-two man in Italy’s Northern League has the job of winning over the constituency of the former Communist Party, the Party of the Democratic Left.

Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín and Capt. Gustavo Luis Breide Obeid

Two jailed Argentinian officers describe their role as “moral reference points” for patriots who want to reverse the crisis in their nation.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Who Really Was Herbert Wehner?


Good Night America.


‘Lula’ da Silva and the New Communist Threat to Brazil

Luís Inacio “Lula” da Silva, the Presidential candidate of Brazil’s Workers Party, could win the October 1994 elections. Despite its leftist trappings, his party’s military program is nothing but a copy of the anti-military guidelines the U.S based Inter-American Dialogue has been issuing since 1988. It is no accident that Lula belongs to the Dialogue.


Banco Latino Crash Bursts Venezuelan Financial Bubble

by Jaime García and Cynthia R. Rush

Bank regulators have closed the country’s second-largest bank because of mismanagement and irregularities in the handling of public funds. The shock effects of this one will be felt far beyond Venezuela’s borders.

World Bank Joins Hands with NGOs To Deprive People of Fresh Water

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Currency Rates

Spread of AIDS in India Exceeds All the Experts’ Predictions

by Madhu Gurung

By the mid-1990s, it is now estimated, more Asians than Africans will become infected each year-and the Indian government is not organized to deal with the crisis,

AIDS Could Lead to Economic Collapse

by Madhu Gurung

An interview with P.R. Dasgupta.

Sudan Must Break with the IMF To Realize Vast Productive Potential

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Opponents of Space Program On a Rampage


by Marcia Merry

And Now: “Rural Empowerment Zones.”

Business Briefs


Mother Nature Didn’t Cause Our Economic Collapse

by Richard Freeman

With the earthquake and cold snap in January, America confronted the results of the obsolescence and lack of redundancy in every conceivable part of our obsolete infrastructure network: from electricity generation, to water systems, to inadequate engineering in the earthquake zone.

Milton Friedman and the California Quake

by Richard Freeman

Bankrupt economic policies dating back 20 years were the real cause of the disaster.

An Electricity Grid ‘Doomsday’ Scenario

by Richard Freeman

A 30-Year Process of Destruction of American Infrastructure

by Richard Freeman

Idiots Cheer Demise of Infrastructure

by Anthony K. Wikrent

‘State of Emergency’ National Economic Mobilization Needed

by Marcia Merry


Italian Republic Implodes, as ‘New Forces’ Move In

by Claudio Celani

With the dissolution of Parliament and the call for new elections in March, the stage is set for the first government in 46 years not run by a coalition led by the Christian Democratic Party.

‘We Want a Free Market and a Welfare State’

by Claudio Celani

An interview with Roberto Maroni.

Chiapas Separatist Plot Sparks Resistance to Breakup of Mexico

by Gretchen Small

Will South Asia Slide into War by Miscalculation?

by Ramtanu Maitra and Linda de Hoyos

Moscow Furthers Its Imperialist Plan To Gobble Up Ukraine

by Konstantin George

European Parliament Calls for Removal of Lord ‘Dr. Death’ Owen

by Mark Burdman

Documentation: The European Parliament’s resolution.

Argentina Needs a Genuine Alternative, Jailed Patriots Say

An interview with Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín and Capt. Gustavo Luis Breide Obeid.

International Intelligence


LaRouche Freed on Parole, Publishes His Discovery

by Nora Hamerman

LaRouche’s enemies were quaking in their boots as he walked out of prison on Jan. 26. Who is this man really, and why was he illegally jailed?

Government Knows That LaRouche Is Innocent

Inman Ouster Was Run by Pollard’s Pals

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Is DOJ Out of Control?

by Edward Spannaus

Floodgates Open for New Attacks on Welfare

by H. Graham Lowry

Illinois Democrats On the Run from LaRouche

by Patricia Salisbury

The 21-candidate slate running on LaRouche’s policies is making the party bureaucrats see ghosts of 1986.

State Dept Pushes Malthusian Agenda

by Paul Gallagher

National News


A printing error rendered illegible a particularly juicy section of Mark Burdman’s book review, “Lockerbie: Coleman Case Targets Oliver North Network,” in our issue of Jan. 7 (p. 51). The passage should have read: “Coleman claims that one of his assignments was to blow apart an Iran-Contra arms apparatus that involved North, U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson, and others. He also claims to have been the individual, acting in his capacity as a DIA agent in Lebanon, who blew the Iran-Contra story in November 1986, by leaking information of North’s activities to the Lebanese {al-Shiraa} newspaper, and thereby triggering the Iran-Contra controversy.”

In our issue of Jan. 21, p. 9, Chinese grain imports were incorrectly reported. Imports in 1992 were 11.62 million tons, and in 1993 about 7 million tons.