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Argentina Suppresses Jewish Groups; Withdraws Charters of Welfare Organizations

The Argentine Government has again acted to curb the rights of Jews and other minorities, according to reports received here today. The governor of Entre Rios province issued an order yesterday banning Jewish welfare and mutual-aid groups. The decree withdraws the charters of these groups, making it illegal for them to function.

This action on the heels of the recent ban on the Jewish press, which was lifted after President Roosevelt’s statement, and at the same time that efforts are being made by some educational authorities to teach Argentine children that anything outside Catholicism is un-American has aroused great opposition in liberal quarters. The influential newspaper Prensa today protests against attempts to introduce religious intolerance into Argentina.