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Pan-american Maccabee Games Held in Argentina; Nine Lands Participate

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Carlos H. Perette, vice-president of Argentina, cited the fact today that the Pan-American Maccabean Games were held here for the last four days as proof that this country has again re-established “a climate of fraternity among all peoples.” “The presence here of these young Jewish sportsmen,” he said, “is proof of the full tolerance and understanding existing in our country.”

Jewish athletes from nine countries participated in the Pan-American Maccabiade here. Included were representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, the United States, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. The vice-president addressed a gala ceremony closing the Maccabiade, held in the largest stadium in this city. He hailed the athletes as descendants of “the Hebraic Maccabees of the past, who fought the oppressors of their country.”

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