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Chile Offers Asylum to French Intellectuals

Foreign Minister Cristobal Saenz, has cabled to the Chilean Ambassador at Paris ordering issuance of visas to French intellectuals, including Romain Rolland, Jean Richard Bloch, Gustave Regler, Andre Malraux, and others. A similar cable has been sent to the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, as some of these French intellectuals were reported to have fled to Switzerland.

The Chilean Government in an official statement today denounced a radio broadcast by Jose Maria Pinedo, a Chilean lawyer visiting Germany, in which he attacked Jews and praised Germany’s anti-Jewish measures. The speech was broadcast from Berlin and was published in part by a Chilean newspaper. The Chilean Foreign Ministry said that Senor Pinedo “did not speak for the Chilean Government and his anti-Semitic ideas broadcast from Berlin are not shared by the Chilean population.”

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