Volume 23, Number 39, September 27, 1996



Augusto Ramírez Ocampo

The former Colombian Foreign Minister is currently a member of the National Reconciliation Commission.

Oscar Alfredo Santamaría

by Javier Almario

The former Foreign Minister of El Salvador is now a member of the UN observer mission for the Nicaraguan elections.

Roberto Alvarado

by Javier Almario

A member of the negotiating commission of the Mexican government with the Zapatistas, Mr. Alvarado participated in the Peace Assembly in Bogotá, Colombia on Aug. 27.

Maria Elena Milton

The LaRouche Democrat who won the primary election in Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District, is running a nationally prominent campaign against the Conservative Revolution.


Report from Paris

by Christine Bierre

Who Will “Exorcise” French Fascism?


Bob Dole’s Anti-Drug Campaign.

Strategic Studies

UN-Backed Narco-Terrorist ‘Tet Offensive’ Hits Colombia

by Valerie Rush

The FARC terrorists, cast in the mold of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, have launched a full military offensive against the nation-state.

Did the ‘Bush Manual’ Policy Set Up Gómez Hurtado for Murder?

Business under a Narco-Dictatorship

We Studied Colombia’s 1991 Constitution

An interview with Roberto Alvarado.

Book Reviews

Proof Positive That the FARC Cartel Exists

The FARC Cartel, by Maj. Luis Alberto Villamarín Pulido.

A Young Boy’s Life of Horror in the FARC

En El Infierno, Una Guerrilla que Se Devora a Si Misma: Testimonio de un Ex-Integrante de las FARC (In Hell, A Guerrilla Devours Himself. Testimony of a Former FARC Member), by Jhony.


Gingrich-Style Budget Cuts Slash Germany’s Health Care

by Rainer Apel

Ailing parliamentarians were dragged from their hospital beds to secure a majority vote for austerity measures that will devastate health care for the sick and elderly.

‘Maquiladoras’ Come to Poland’s Villages

by Anna Kaczor-Wei

The pro-IMF government’s wrecking policy against agriculture, has left the farm regions vulnerable to slave-labor looting on the Mexican model.

South Korea Debates Nuclear Independence versus Free Trade

by Kathy Wolfe

Construction of two nuclear power plants in North Korea, with help from the United States, South Korea, and Japan, is moving ahead.

Arabic Daily Features LaRouches’ Silk Road

Al-Hayat reports on the Schiller Institute’s global economic reconstruction program.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

U.S. Consumer Market Basket Shrinks to the Crisis Point

by Richard Freeman

While official Washington proclaims the strongest economic growth in a decade, the reality is revealed by EIR’s “market basket” approach to analyzing the real, physical economy.

Three Jobs Today Equal One Paycheck from the 1950s

by Richard Freeman

New Segment of U.S. Workforce: Prison Labor

by Marianna Wertz

Workers’ Paychecks Evaporate, as Market Basket Collapses 50%

by Richard Freeman

Food Market Basket: Your Paycheck Compared to Your ‘Grocery Bag’

by Marcia Merry Baker

Infrastructure Deficit Adds Up to $7-10 Trillion

by Richard Freeman, Marcia Merry Baker, and Anthony K. Wikrent

Selective case studies of airlines, railroads, bridges, water infrastructure, electricity, health, and education.

While the U.S. Economy Collapses, the Bubble Grows

by John Hoefle


Washington’s Cowardice Risks a New War in Bosnia

by Umberto Pascali

While Henry Kissinger’s partition scenario was set back by the reelection of President Izetbegovic, still the lack of an aggressive U.S. policy for economic reconstruction leaves the nation vulnerable to a new outbreak of Greater Serbian aggression.

Italian State Opens Showdown against Secessionist Northern League

by Claudio Celani

Umberto Bossi’s lunatic project of carving out a Northern Italian nation called “Padania,” has turned out to be a resounding flop.

Belgium Arrests Tied to Iran-Contra Scandal

by Dean Andromidas

The exposure of an enormous criminal complex of pedophiles and murderers, has explosive political implications.

International Intelligence


EIR Report Exposes Bush as ‘Crack’ Kingpin of the ’80s

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The story is becoming the hottest issue of the 1996 election campaign, as EIR’s press conference was reported internationally.

Model Drug ‘Kingpin’ Indictment of George Bush Presented

by Edward Spannaus

Applying the legal standards that have sent thousands of drug-traffickers to prison, this one is an open-and-shut case.

‘I Am Leading a Crusade To Defeat Congressman ValuJet’

An interview with Maria Elena Milton.

Soros Finances Drive for Drug Legalization

by Scott Thompson

Democratic Senators Debunk Free Trade Lies

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood and Suzanne Rose

National News