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Lima Parley Set to Reaffirm Racial, Religious Equality; Refugee Question Shelved

Informed sources revealed today that Argentina will put before the Inter-American Congress a proposal containing a reaffirmation of the American principles of racial and religious equality and freedom. The proposal, which follows the lines of the rejected Cuban proposal condemning political and religious intolerance, is expected to be introduced Thursday with a good chance for adoption.

Meanwhile, the Jewish refugee question was reported to have been removed from the agenda of the congress after several Latin American nations had opposed concerted action on the problem. These nations, which were said to include Argentina, Mexico and Peru, reportedly stated that it was a matter to be taken up by each country individually. There appeared to be general reluctance to discuss so controversial a question, especially in view of what some called the disappointing results of the Evian conference and the reported failure of the negotiations in London of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, president of the Reichsbank.

South American nations as a whole were stated to be willing to permit restricted Jewish immigration, but most of them would bar trades peoples and would require all immigrants to prove they were able to support themselves.

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