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Ecuadorian Ministry Issues Secret Instructions Barring Jewish Immigration

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued secret instructions to its consuls ordering them not to grant visas to Jews, reliable sources reported here today.

Meanwhile, the Paraguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Horacio Chiriani, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, today pointed out that his nation desires to increase the flow of immigration and would not exercise any religious or racial bias in the selection of immigrants. Although preference will be shown to farmers desiring entrance into Paraguay, immigrants with other occupations will be granted visas too.

Dr. Chiriani stated, however, that Paraguay does not wish to admit immigrants who do not plan to take up permanent residence.