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Argentina Flooding Latin-america with Anti-semitic Propaganda, Says Labor Leader

The Argentine Government is flooding Latin-America with millions of anti-Semitic pamphlets and other anti-democratic propaganda, it was charged today by Vicente Lombardo-Toledano, president of the Latin-American Federation of Labor.

Mr. Lombardo-Toledano, who is in this city en route home from Toronto where he attended the convention of the Canadian Trades and Labor Congress, told a press conference that it was difficult to estimate what influence the anti-Jewish propaganda is having in Latin-America, but that the labor movement in the democratic countries were combatting it. He described the anti-Jewish activities of the Argentine fascists as “intensive and widespread.”

Discussing the question of post-war immigration by European refugees, he said that the organized labor movement in the Latin-American countries “would welcome all immigrants who wish to abide by the laws of the country and who desire to cooperate in the economic development of the nation.” He pointed to the recent establishment of a “free port” by the Mexican Government as an indication of the attitude of democratic Latin-American countries toward refugees.

Mr. Lombardo-Toledano said that the refugees who have been admitted to the countries of Central and South America in the past decade have made a “loyal and splendid” contribution to the development of the nations which provided havens for them.

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