Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 16 OCTOBER 16, 1989

Vol. 134, No. 16 OCTOBER 16, 1989

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COVER: Along the ivory trail from poachers in Africa to dealers in Asia, greed and deceit put the elephant in peril

Delegates from 100 nations will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, this week to decide whether to declare the giant of beasts an endangered species. Such an action could trigger a global ban on ivory trading, but some countries may not go along, and smuggling will no doubt continue. Only a sharp drop in demand for gleaming white tusks can save the elephant. See ENVIRONMENT.

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NATION: Did the U.S. fumble its best chance to topple Noriega -- or avoid an...

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