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  • Damages Exceeding $300,000 Suffered by Jews in Ecuador As Result of Earthquakes

    A survey by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency bureau here established today that Jews in this country suffered damages exceeding $300,000 as a result of the earthquakes which brought death and destruction to many parts of Ecuador. The two hardest hit Jewish communities were those in the towns of Ambato and Banos. Jews in Ambato, who… More ▸

  • 100 Jewish Families Left Homeless and Destitute by Ecuador Earthquakes

    About 100 Jewish families were left homeless and destitute in Ecuador by the earthquakes that struck the country, according to a cabled report received here today by HIAS from its office in Quito, No Jewish fatalities have been recorded, the cable said. The HIAS office here will undertake to obtain information for American Jews about… More ▸

  • Ecuador Willing to Accept 100 Shanghai Jewish Refugee Families, President Indicates

    President Galo Plaza Lasso has indicated that Ecuador would be willing to help solve the acute Shanghai refugee crisis by accepting 100 families from among the 5,000 Jewish refugees who have long been marooned in the Chinese port city. In a special audience with the President, HIAS representatives Dr. Henry Shoskes and Oscar Rocca suggested… More ▸

  • Ecuador Studying Case of Refugees Detained After Arrival by Air from Europe

    Twenty-eight Jewish refugees who were detained at Guayaquil on Wednesday when they landed from a Belgian overseas plane have ## released on bond furnished by the HIAS, it was learned today. Ten of the arrivals had Ecuadorean visas and 18 had Colombian entry permits. ## authorities are challenging the validity of the Ecuadorean visas, whith… More ▸

  • Ecuador Govt. Assures Jewish Congress Republic’s Doors Open to Immigrants

    The World Jewish Congress today announced that it has received assurances from the Ecuador Government that a recently promulgated new law on foreigners, extradition and naturalization will not bar the door to desirable immigrants on the basis of race, creed or religion. In an exchange of correspondence with James Kuterman Wise of the Congress. San… More ▸

  • Ecuador Bars Naturalization of Aliens; Move is Reversal of Former Liberal Policy

    The government of Ecuador will no longer grant citizenship to aliens, except in special cases, according to a directive issued by the office of President Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra. The order says that aliens will enjoy all rights, except the franchise and other political privileges. It is a reversal of the previous policy enunciated by… More ▸