Ecuador Scheme Held Up by Lack of Funds, Political Changes

The plans for colonizing Jews in Ecuador are being held up by lack of requisite funds and the recent political upheaval during which a military dictatorship was established in Ecuador, according to an advance report received by the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society from its Paris office and made public today.

“We had a chance to examine a draft of the agreement drawn up for signature between the Government of Ecuador and the Paris committee,” the report said. “Essentially it provides for a colonization scheme requiring millions of dollars for its real-

ization. Of course, since those millions are lacking the proposition cannot be put into effect.

“Since the drafting of the agreement,” the report added, “the president of Ecuador was imprisoned and a military dictatorship established. A couple of refugees whom we were to send there as individuals refused to undertake the journey as a result.”

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