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Mexico Arranges Intergovernmental Protest Against Vichy Deportations

The Mexican Government will ask all countries having diplomatic relations with France or Laval to join in an urgent protest against Laval’s project to exchange 150,000 anti-Fascist refugees in unoccupied France for French prisoners of war. The endangered refugees include 70,000 Jews from various parts of Europe and many half-Jews.

The Government here, which received wind of this project some time ago from its Legation in Vichy, is particularly alarmed about the Spanish refugees who are under Mexican diplomatic protection by special treaty with the Vichy regime.