LaRouche in  Gambia

IMF Adjustment Policies Are
"An Absolute, Total Disaster"
Executive Intelligence Review, Sept. 12, 1997, pp. 66-68
Rep. Mervyn Dymally
The Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally served as a U.S. Representative for 12 years 
(1980-92), representing a district in South Los Angeles County. While in the 
Congress, he served as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and founded 
the Caribbean Action Lobby. Born in the British colony of Trinidad in the West 
Indies, he first became active in politics in California as a field coordinator for the 
1960 Presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he was elected to the 
California Assembly. He was elected to the State Senate in 1966, and, in 1974, 
was elected lieutenant governor of California. Since retiring from Congress, he 
has traveled extensively in Africa and the Caribbean. He is the president of Dymally 
International Group, Inc., a consulting and financial advisory firm, and is a 
Distinguished Professor at Central State University in Ohio. Congressman Dymally 
is a signer of the call for convening a New Bretton Woods Conference.      


Let me cite for you an example of which I am very familiar: Gambia, which I visited several times, whose President I knew-and was a favorite of the author of "Roots," Alex Haley-he and his country were cited as having implemented the best adjustment program of the IMF in the world. The civil service had been reduced, the budget cut. And guess what happened: He was overthrown!