From Volume 38, Issue 16 of EIR Online, Published Apr. 22, 2011

Ibero-American News Digest

LaRouche's Galactic Battle To Save Humanity Aired on Mexican Radio

April 7 (EIRNS)—LaRouche Youth Movement organizers Ingrid Torres and Lourdes Montes presented what radio host Ramón Pieza called "novel, creative, inspiring" ideas on his Radio Red "Entornos" program, which is broadcast in Mexico City and Monterrey, as well as on the web. The central topic of the hour-long presentation was the danger of global seismic upheaval in the galactic period which the Earth has entered, with an emphasis on the feasibility of predicting earthquakes in time to evacuate people and save lives. The broadcast occurred on the day that central and southern Mexico—including Mexico City—down to northern Guatemala, had been shaken by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that morning, whose epicenter was Veracruz, Mexico.

Pieza, who warmly praised LaRouche for having dared to threaten the political establishment, engaged in a discussion of LaRouche's physical economics and the Keplerian-Riemannanian-LaRouchean anti-statistical method required to forecast earthquakes and economic developments, and to avoid a new Dark Age.

Pieza told the organizers: What you are proposing is reasonable and sound, but it is a profound change in everything people think now, and what they are accustomed to. Doesn't that provoke fear in people?

Yes, people generally try to talk about some other subject, they replied. For example, when we tell people their survival depends on the U.S. and the world adopting Glass-Steagall principles, many protest, "But we can't have an effect on an international scale." Now we tell them they have to act to have an effect on a galactic scale, and they respond, "Well, OK, maybe Glass Steagall"!

Human creativity is the issue, both organizers elaborated. People are pessimistic because they stick to their five senses. They "see" only the narco threat and the economic collapse, and conclude there is nothing to be done. But we provide them with revolutionary ideas, thinking towards the future.

Haitians To See LaRouche Webcast

April 18 (EIRNS)—Haitians are preparing to watch Lyndon LaRouche's webcast on April 19, and approximately 1,000 people recently watched LPAC-TV's "Rim of Fire" video at a public gathering.

The latter group saw the entire video while attending a clinic to get advice on how to deal with the horrendous sanitary conditions in which the majority of people still live. Many asked for a CD of the video, Haitian youth leader Charles Luckson reported.

The situation in Haiti continues to be desperate. Seasonal rains have brought with them a new wave of cholera cases. On April 12, David Walton, a Partners In Health physician who runs a cholera treatment center in Mirebalais, reported that since the rainy season began two weeks ago, "we've seen 1,000 new cases." He expressed concern that "given what I've seen, we could be overwhelmed again at the cholera centers." Many of the NGOs that provided health care following the October 2010 cholera outbreak, have since left the country.

The United Nations' anti-cholera effort is woefully underfunded. Emmanuelle Schneider, spokesperson for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, warns that, "if we are not able to keep sanitation activities in camps, latrines are going to overflow, [and] it's going to be a source of cholera contamination ... there will be open defecation."

Nuclear Energy Promoted in Mexico

April 18 (EIRNS)—Despite the anti-nuclear hysteria generated by such British intelligence assets as Greenpeace, Mexican authorities aren't backing off from a commitment to develop nuclear energy.

In late March, Ricardo Córdoba Quiroz, deputy manager of Nuclear Security at the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), reported that the government is considering building four more nuclear reactors—there are currently two 810 MW reactors operating at Laguna Verde in the state of Veracruz—and is looking at the states of Tamaulipas, Sonora, and Veracruz as possible sites.

One of the projects under consideration would involve building two more reactors at Laguna Verde. The estimated cost of one reactor is $4.4 billion.

According to the CFE official, Mexico's national energy strategy estimates that by 2024, 35% of the country's electricity-generating capacity will come from clean energy, including nuclear. Currently, the two Laguna Verde reactors provide 4.5% of Mexico's electricity.

On April 7, shortly after visiting the Laguna Verde reactors, Jalisco Sen. Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez of the ruling PAN party, endorsed the expansion of nuclear energy in Mexico. The former Jalisco governor noted that the two reactors have operated for more than 20 years with no safety problems, by maintaining high safety standards and a highly qualified labor force.

It is imperative, Cárdenas said, that nuclear energy not be demonized, despite the tragic events that occurred at Japan's Fukushima plant in the wake of the March 11 earthquake. Nuclear energy is both clean and cheap, he underscored, and any problem of nuclear waste can be addressed with the appropriate technology.

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