COVER: Powerful drug thugs spread corruption throughout Latin America
Capitalizing on the U. S. appetite for narcotics, the czars of cocaine and marijuana are buying off police, judges, local and national officials in a drive for political power. The conspiracy is so successful that it has superseded leftist insurgencies as the main threat to the region' s fragile democracies. -- An informant tells of bribery, gunrunning, violence and death. See WORLD.
RELIGION: Sexual sins sideline Jimmy Swaggart, the fiery king of televangelism
It was the preacher' s most spectacular performance -- a public confession following a private admission of...