Volume 23, Number 44, November 1, 1996



Vazgen Manukian

by Karl-Michael Vitt and Hovhanes Galajian

The leader of Armenia’s National Democratic Union and unified former opposition candidate in the Sept. 22 Presidential elections, discusses the vote fraud that left his country with a “semi-dictatorial regime, with a democratic shell.”

Book Reviews

The ‘Super-Blowout’ in World Finance

by Lothar Komp

Die Globalisierungsfalle (The Globalization Trap) by Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann.


The Secret Financial Network behind ‘Wizard’ George Soros

by William Engdahl

From a dossier by our Wiesbaden, Germany bureau, titled “A Profile of Mega-Speculator George Soros.” Beneath the thin veneer of philanthropy, Soros has been called the master of “hit-and-run capitalism.”

George Karlweiss and the Rothschild Family

by Scott Thompson

Soros’s Looting of Ibero-America

by Scott Thompson

Case studies of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru.



A Crisis of the Institutions.


Zedillo Won’t Privatize Oil; Speculators Take Revenge

by Carlos Cota Meza

Mexico’s President is said to be “retaking a nationalist path,” and as a result, financial warfare against him is escalating.

Currency Rates

Venezuela’s Austerity Plan Puts It on the Road to a ‘Mexican’ Explosion

by David Ramonet

How Deregulation Shot Down the U.S. Airlines

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Whole Classes of Patients Are Denied Treatment with ‘Managed Care’

by Marcia Merry Baker and Anthony K. Wikrent

Children and adults with mental disabilities are being denied care under these “managed abuse” plans.

Business Briefs


Bush’s ‘Democracy’ Lobby Instigates Breakup of Russia

by Roman Bessonov

Part 4 of Roman Bessonov’s series, “The Anti-Utopia in Power,” shows how the indigenist, separatist, and environmentalist seeds of breakup of the former U.S.S.R. were planted by Gorbachov’s “new thinking,” and are being nurtured today by the friends of George Bush and Margaret Thatcher, including the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy and its affiliated “quangos.”

Democracy or Destabilization? What the NED Funds in Eurasia

Follow the money-trail of the National Endowment for Democracy.


IMF Pressure Is Driving Russia toward Civil War

by Rachel Douglas

Yeltsin’s firing of Lebed reminded Russians that they didn’t elect a President last summer, but a continuing time of strife, as the International Monetary Fund turns the screws tighter on the ravaged economy.

Belgium Rocked by Protests as People Stand Up against ‘Pornocracy’

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Italian Prosecutors Close In on ‘New P-2’

by Claudio Celani

Europe’s Responsibility in Bosnia-Hercegovina

by Gen. J.A. Graf von Kielmansegg (ret.)

By the former chief of NATO’s Northern Command of Europe.

‘Williamsburg II’ Flops: Time To Dump Bush’s Defense Policy for the Americas

by Gretchen Small

The second Defense Ministerial of the Americas was a failure, as U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry adopted bankrupt policies inherited from the Bush Administration: destroying nations, under the slogans of “peace” and “democracy.”

‘Democrat’ Sarmiento: An Anglophile Racist

by Cynthia R. Rush

The program of Argentina’s President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento in the 19th Century was a forerunner of today’s efforts to demilitarize Ibero-America.

International Intelligence


Coverup Begins To Crack on Bush Cocaine Ring

by Edward Spannaus

Frantic efforts by the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post to cover for drug super-kingpin George Bush are falling apart, as Senate hearings begin into the Contra crack-running operations headed by Bush and his “gopher” Oliver North.

‘Bill Weld Blocked Our Investigation’

DOJ’s Bromwich: Some Oppose Drug Probe

by Suzanne Rose and Edward Spannaus

Battle Lines Drawn against Social Security Privatization

by Marianna Wertz and Richard Freeman

Including the National Association of Manufacturers’ resolution to “piratize” the system.

National News