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Volume 25, Number 16, April 17, 1998

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Departments

Banking  

by John Hoefle

Citicorp-Travelers merger is illegal.

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

A ship pre-programmed to sink.

From New Delhi  

by Susan B. Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Time to expand relations with China.

Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

British intelligence asset on trial.

Dateline Mexico  

by Hugo López Ochoa

Wanted for treason: Samuel Ruiz.

Editorial  

It’s just the stock market—not reality.

Economics

Calls for New Bretton Woods mount, as crisis worsens  

by Marcia Merry Baker and Gail Billington

The debate over what to do with the bankrupt world financial system has reached a new intensity, as Italian Prime Minister Prodi and other world leaders back LaRouche’s call for a New Bretton Woods system. The financial oligarchy, however, is demanding a hyperinflationary bailout.

Australians for LaRouche  

Russian spotlight on LaRouche’s policies  

by Rachel Douglas

Roosevelt’s appeal to Congress to pass the Bretton Woods agreement  

by Richard Freeman

Excerpts from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Message to Congress Urging Adoption of the Bretton Woods Agreements.”

China’s ‘New Deal’ for railroads, energy  

Mexico tries to save the banks with a hyperinflationary bailout  

by Carlos Cota Meza

Peru’s banking system faces imminent crash  

by Manuel Hidalgo

Opposition grows against privatizing Banco de la Nación in Argentina  

by Gerardo Terán and Gonzalo Huertas

British interests target the largest bank in the country.

Argentina’s BNA: a symbol of hope  

by Cynthia R. Rush

President Carlos Pellegrini (1890-92) founded the Bank of the Argentine Nation to finance internal development and provide cheap credit to productive enterprises.

Business Briefs  

Feature

The principles of long-range forecasting  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“To forecast,” writes Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., “one must concentrate on both the physical-economic aspect, with its immediate connections to matters of principles of physical science, but also the generationally oriented social-cultural processes. We have a significant, but secondary interest in the relatively more transient opinions as such, but a great deal of interest in what the London Tavistock Institute would prefer to identify as cultural ‘mind-set,’ or ‘cultural paradigm shifts:’ the axiomatic hypotheses which tend to predetermine what opinions will be engendered, by the unfolding of a certain direction in combined, interacting, cultural and physical-economic developments over, usually, the span of a generation or two.”

International

LaRouches mobilize in Italy for a New Bretton Woods  

by Liliana Celani

Lyndon and Helga LaRouche addressed a meeting on a New Bretton Woods financial reorganization, held at the Hotel Nazionale in Rome. The briefing was attended by Members of Parliament, economists, journalists, and diplomats. Documentation: Excerpts from Lyndon LaRouche’s speech to the Rome meeting on April 2.

Conspiracy of silence on Diana’s murder  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The shift from a campaign of continuous disinformation, aimed at boosting the official French police claim that the murders of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and Henri Paul were the result of drunk driving by Paul, to a media blackout, was triggered by revelations that threatened to blow apart the entire cover-up effort.

International Intelligence  

National

Will the treason faction wreck the Republican Party?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Beyond the prospects of a Republican mid-term loss of the House majority, there are other signs of far-reaching problems in the GOP.

DOJ puts Starr on the spot in payola scandal  

by Edward Spannaus

The case of David Hale, the “well-tampered” witness.

Conference takes up threat of biological and chemical warfare  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A window on the debate over how to deal with the threat of biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction, from terrorist organizations and/or foreign governments, was opened at a conference in Baltimore.

U.S. biowarfare defense doesn’t measure up  

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

A report on the Baltimore conference by Dr. John Grauerholz.

The recommendations of the Defense Science Board  

Excerpts from the keynote speech to the conference by Donald Latham, a member of the Defense Science Board.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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