NEW YORK (Aug. 21)
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, who spent 12 days as the guest of the Jewish communities in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Mexico, declared here today that the general political situation in most of these Latin American countries seems to be more stable and life in the Jewish communities more tranquil than in previous years.
The Zionist leader alternated between Spanish and Yiddish in his appearances at large Jewish rallies in seven Latin American cities, where he reported be was enthusiastically received. This was Dulzin’s first visit to the Latin American Jewish communities in his capacity as head of the Jewish Agency and of the WZO.
During his visit to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Lima and Mexico City, he met with government and Jewish community leaders and appeared in a number of press conferences; as well as on radio and television. Dulzin, who is in New York on his way home to Israel, will participate here in meetings of the Executive of the American Section of the WZO and of the Jewish Agency. He will also discuss with American Jewish leaders the problem of “dropouts,” those who leave the Soviet Union on Israeli visas and choose to settle in the United States or other Western countries.