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Guatemala’s Jewish Community President Says Newspaper Ends Anti-semitic Articles

The president of the Jewish community of Guatemala reported here that anti-Semitic articles which were published regularly in the daily newspaper La Hora no longer appear. According to Enrique Engel, the newspaper is owned by Guatemala’s Vice President, Clemente Marroquin Rokas.

Mr. Engel, who met with leaders of the World Jewish Congress, reported that there are about 1,100 Jews in the Central American republic. Their representative body, the Consejo Central de la Communidad Judia, is an affiliate of the WJ Congress. According to Mr. Engel, most Jews live in Guatemala City, the capital, where there is a Hebrew day school and three synagogues.