Costa Rica

  • Planned Anti-Semitic Demonstration in Costa Rica Worries Jews

    Representatives of Jewish organizations today visited the State Department in connection with an expected anti-Jewish demonstration in San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, announced to take place on Sunday. The demonstration has been organized by a demagogic group known as the "Costa Rican Patriotic Union." Permission for the rally has been granted by the Costa… More ▸

  • President of Costa Rica Says Jews Need Not Fear Revocation of Their Naturalization

    President Otilio Ulate of Costa Rica has discounted the rumors that Jews who acquired Costa Rican citizenship after 1940 will have their citizenship revoked, it was reported here today by Dr. Henry Shoskes, special representative of the HIAS, following his return to this country. Dr. Shoskes said he conferred with President Ulate and was assured… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Appoints Representatives for Argentina, Peru and Costa Rica

    The appointment of Jewish Agency representatives for Argentina, Peru and Costa Rica was announced here today by Benno Weiser, director of the Latin American Department of the Jewish Agency. The appointments were made by the Jewish Agency executive. Dr. Abraham Mibashan, who has been connected with the Jewish Agency for many years, will act as… More ▸

  • W.j.c. Representative Reports Anti-jewish Agitation Developing in Costa Rica

    Intensified anti-Semitic propaganda, urging the launching of an anti-Jewish boycott, has been developing in Costa Rica, according to Pinchas Szteinwaks, a representative of the World Jewish Congress, who has just returned from a three-and-a-half month tour of Central America. He said that the most potent anti-Semitic medium in the country was the newspaper Diario. More ▸

  • Jewish Situation Tense in Costa Rica President Gives Assurances to JTA Director

    President Teodoro Picador of Costa Rica, receiving Jacob Landau, managing director of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, assured him of his great sympathy for the Jews, and authorized him to state that instructions would be issued permitting Jewish ritual slaughter which had been prohibited in this country since 1940. “I like the Jews,” the president said,… More ▸

  • Adverse Action Reported in Costa Rica Colonization Project

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED TODAY FROM SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, THAT THE PUBLIC REGISTRAR HAD REFUSED TO RECORD A DEED FOR THE TENORIO PLANTATION PROPERTY IN THE NAME OF THE REFUGEE ECONOMIC CORPORATION FOR USE AS A COLONIZATION PROJECT. THE ACTION WAS BASED, THE A.P. SAID, ON THE GROUND THAT THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPANY… More ▸

  • No Immediate Settlement Prospects in Costa Rica, German Hilfsverein Says

    JEWISH EMIGRANTS WERE WARNED TODAY THAT THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE POSSIBILITIES FOR SETTLEMENT IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TODAY BY THE HILFSVEREIN DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND, CENTRAL JEWISH RELIEF ORGANIZATION. THE STATEMENT REFERRED TO REPORTS THAT A 50,000-ACRE TRACT HAD BEEN PURCHASED BY THE REFUGEE ECONOMIC CORPORATION OF… More ▸

  • Large Tract Bought in Costa Rica to Found Farm Colony for Refugees

    PURCHASE OF A LARGE TRACT IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA FOR A SETTLEMENT FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM GERMANY WAS CONFIRMED TODAY BY THE REFUGEE ECONOMIC CORPORATION HERE. CHARLES J. LIEBMAN, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CORPORATION, WHICH HAS OFFICES AT 40 EXCHANGE PLACE, SAID THAT ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEVELOPING THE COLONY WERE BEING PRESSED AS… More ▸

  • Reich Jewish Relief Body Has Colonization Plan for Costa Rica

    A project for organized colonization of German-Jewish families in Costa Rica, Central America, has been completed by the Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland, central Jewish relief body, it was announced today. The aid of the Council for German Jewry, of which Sir Herbert Samuel and Felix M. Warburg are joint chairmen, as well as Jewish… More ▸