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American Jewish Congress Sends Study Mission to South America

A 21-member mission of the American Jewish Congress left here last night for a three-week study of Jewish life in South America, with special emphasis on anti-Semitism and the impact on Catholic-Jewish relations of the newly-promulgated Vatican Council declaration on the Jewish religion.

After visiting with Jewish and government leaders in Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru, the mission will issue a public report on its return to New York in mid-December. The mission will be received formally by the Jewish communities of Caracas, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima.

A delegation of World Jewish Congress leaders will attend the second Social Inter-American Conference of the Organization of American States, which will open in Rio de Janeiro on November 17. The WJC delegates will have observer status. The meeting will discuss a number of major issues, including a draft Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.

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