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  • New President of Bolivia Says He Admires Jewish Achievements

    Dr. Victor Paz Extensor, new President of Bolivia, in the first interview he has granted to a Jewish representative, told Dr. Aryeh Tartakower of the World Jewish Congress that he is a great friend of Israel and “admires Jewish achievements.” Dr. Tartakower, who met with the Bolivian President in La Paz several days ago, reported… More ▸

  • General Zionists in Bolivia Win in Election to Forthcoming World Zionist Congress

    The election of delegates to the forthcoming World Zionist Congress took place today in Bolivia. Of the 495 votes cast, the General Zionists received 296. Bolivia will therefore be represented by a General Zionist who will be the only delegate from that country. Surprise was expressed here over the fact that of the approximately 4,000… More ▸

  • Report Jews in Bolivia Living in Atmosphere of Insecurity; People Oppose Foreigners

    Jews in Bolivia are living in an atmosphere of insecurity, Dr. Abraham Mibashan, who has just returned here from a United Jewish Campaign mission to La Paz, reported today. Although the Bolivian Government is liberal, Dr. Mihashan asserted, the majority of the population tends to be antagonistic towards all foreign groups living in the country…. More ▸

  • Bolivia Revokes Anti-jewish Decree Following Appeal from Dr. Wise to Bolivian President

    President Enrique Hertzog of Bolivia today informed Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the World Jewish Congress, that the Bolivian Government has revoked a decree which threatened the livelihood of many Jews now resident in that country. The measure, which was directed against “Semitic” immigrants who arrived in Bolivia since 1937, authorized a special investigation… More ▸

  • Argentine Jews Protest Bolivia’s Investigation of Jewish Commercial Activities

    A delegation of the DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, today called on the Bolivian Ambassador to Argentina to protest against a reported decision “by the La Paz Government to investigate the “commercial activities of the Semitic elements” who entered Bolivia after 1937. Composed of Dr. Moises Goldman, honorary president, Dr. Benjamin Rinsky, secretary,… More ▸

  • Bolivia Willing to Admit Limited Number of Jewish Agricultural Workers

    Bolivia is prepared to admit a limited mumber of Jewish immigrants, provided that they can prove that they have worked on the land and possess $2,500 in cash, machinery or tools, Under-Secretary of Information Dr. Rigoberto Armaza told the JTA today. He denied that Bolivia’s immigration laws discriminate against Jews, but pointed out that the… More ▸

  • Bolivian President Lauds Jews; Disapproves of Anti-jewish Campaign in Bolivia

    The contribution of the Jews to the development of Bolivia was lauded here by President Gualberto Villaroel during an audience he gave Dr. Natalio Berman, a member of the Chilean Parliament, who is here on a mission for the World Jewish Congress. The Bolivian President expressed sympathy with the Jewish demands for Palestine and promised… More ▸