Pledges Mexico Will Crush All Race Injustice
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Pledges Mexico Will Crush All Race Injustice

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President-elect General Lazardo Cardenas today assured the Jews of Mexico that all injustices against them would be promptly suppressed. The president-elect also declared that he was a friend and well-wisher of the Jews.

The statement was made when General Cardenas received a delegation from the Federal District. Felix Nasvester, Jewish member of the delegation, called the attention of the General to the various anti-Semitic groups now carrying on anti-Jewish agitation in Mexico.

“You may inform the Jewish people that I am their friend and well-wisher,” General Cardenas said. “As long as I am in power I will never allow injustices to be committed against the Jews. All inhabitants of Mexico are equal before the law. Every offense against the Jews will be severely punished, the same as offenses against Mexicans.”

Mexican Jewish circles were pleased with the declaration of General Cardenas and are certain that he will be as friendly as President Abelardo Rodriguez.

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