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Leon Felipe, Foremost Mexican Poet, Announces Wish to Be Buried in Israel; He is 80

Leon Felipe, one of the foremost poets whose works, in Spanish, are known throughout the Spanish-speaking world, announced here that he has provided in his will that, when he dies, his remains are to be interred in Israel. He is 80 years old.

The announcement was made at a public meeting where Israel’s Ambassador Shimshon Arad gave Mr. Felipe a certificate attesting that a grove bearing his name had been dedicated in the forest in Israel developed through gifts given by the Mexican Jewish community through the Jewish National Fund.