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Secret Police Raid Jewish Club in Bolivia

The authorities have promised officials of the Circula Israelita, only Jewish communal center in La Paz, to investigate a raid on the center by secret police on Sept. 9 during which shots were fired into the air and the 200 persons present were taken to police headquarters and held for several hours. Seven newly-arrived immigrants among those detained were held for a day. No reason for the raid was announced.

The raid was sharply criticized by newspapers. La Calie, morning paper, spoke of the raid as a “pogrom.” La Noche, the widely circulated evening paper, demanded clarification of the incident from high police authorities.