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Echeverria Appears to Hit USSR on Issue of Emigration

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President Luis Echeverria implied criticism of the Soviet treatment of Jewish and other dissidents in his annual report to the Mexican Parliament when he contrasted the atmosphere of freedom in this country with regimes which allowed no opposition and sent dissidents to mental hospitals. The Mexican chief of state mentioned the “just cause” of the Palestinians in his report last Thursday but not his meeting with PLO chieftain Yasir Arafat during his Middle East tour before he went to Israel, or permission to open a PLO office here.

Echeverria presented the National Science Award to a young Jewish researcher in physiology. David Erlich, at a public ceremony here. Meanwhile, the Mexican-American forum on the study of incorrect diagnoses of childhood diseases, was presided over by Dr. Efraim Shor. Shor’s brother, Enrique Shor, is the new president of the Mexican Zionist Federation.

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