New Argentine Minister Pledges to Suppress Anti-semitic Acts

A pledge to suppress any anti-Semitic manifestations in Argentina was made today by the new Acting Interior Minister at a press conference.

Alvaro Alsogaray, who is also Economic Minister, denied reports that there had been serious outbreaks of anti-Semitism in Argentina and that the Argentine Government was not acting against “the few episodes” which he called “truly insignificant.” He made the statements in discussing Argentina’s “new look” following the easing of the latest political crisis in Argentina. “I wish to guarantee in the most absolute manner that any such occurrence which might happen will be repressed with maximum energy,” he said.

In another development, Police Chief Horacio Green, who has accused Argentine Jewry of taking the law into its own hands in combatting the wave of anti-Semitic incidents which broke out in Argentina following the execution in Israel of Adolf Eichmann last May 31, resigned. The resignation of Green, who holds the rank of captain in the Argentine Navy, apparently was brought about because of the Navy’s position in the latest power clash.

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