Sao Paulo, Brazil (Jun. 2)
The possibilities of Jewish immigration and colonization in Brazil were emphasized today when the administration of Sao Paulo decided to send a delegation abroad to bring land workers into the country.
The State of Sao Paulo is experiencing an acute shortage of land workers. Jewish leaders in Rio de Janeiro are therefore preparing a plan to settle Jews on land in this State as agricultural workers and to bring over Jewish refugees to Brazil for this purpose.
League High Commissioner James G. McDonald, who is now in South America for the purpose of negotiating for admission of German-Jewish refugees, is highly interested in the project now advanced by the Jewish community of Rio de Janeiro, it was declared here today.
Gratien Candance, the former Assistant Secretary for the French Colonies, today published an article in the Folia Damania, declaring that Brazil and especially Sao Paulo, would greatly benefit from Jewish immigration. M. Candance points out that Palestine has grown tremendously during recent years because of Jewish activities and that the neighboring country of Syria is still experiencing an economic crisis because it has no Jewish immigration.
The entire Brazilian press is full of praise today for Dr. Horacio Lafer, Jewish member of the Parliament, in connection with a law project introduced by Dr. Lafer to improve the economic condition of the country. Dr. Lafer is known as one of the best economists in Brazil.