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World Jewish Congress Reports Anti-semitic Incidents in Bolivia

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Reports of anti-Semitism in Bolivia were received here today by the World Jewish Congress. These reports, along with others involving anti-Semitism in Latin America, will be laid before the forthcoming special meeting of the South American executive of the WJC, to be convened at Buenos Aires next weekend, Congress officials said.

In one instance, according to the report from Bolivia, the Commercial Employees Union at Gruro, near the Bolivian capital of La Paz, had proposed that the government impose a two percent tax on goods imported by Jewish businessmen. The resolution, however, was shelved. In another case, the Bolivian Philatelic Center has accused the Government Ministry of Public Works and Communications of favoring “Jewish elements” in accepting bids for stamps.

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