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State Department Gets Report on Anti-jewish Terrorism in Argentina

The anti-Semitic Tacuara organization in Argentina is singled out as responsible for the anti-Jewish terrorist acts there, in a report received by the State Department from the United States embassy in Buenos Aires, it was learned here today.

Based on this report, Teodoro Moscoso, U. S. Coordinator for the Alliance for Progress, today informed Representative Seymor Halpern, New York Republican, that the Argentine Government told the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires that “strong measures” would be taken to curb anti-Semitic terrorism.” The U.S. embassy has also advised that “the Argentine people seem horrified by the incidents,” Mr. Moscoso said.

The U.S. embassy said in its report to the State Department that “it would appear that the Argentine authorities are aware of the incidents and bare decided to take strong measures to cope with the perpetrators.” The embassy described assurances by the Presidency in Argentina in which the executive power repudiated anti-Semitism. “This feeling,” the embassy report said, “is shared by the Minister of the Interior who is responsible for all the police forces in Argentina.”

With regard to the Tacuara organization. Mr. Moscoso said that “information available regarding this group indicates that it is probably composed of some young, highly nationalistic Argentinians who seem to have selected anti-Semitism as an expression of their personal and social dissatisfaction.” He assured Rep. Halpern that he would keep him informed of the measures which the Argentine authorities will take to stamp out anti-Semitic incidents.

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