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  • Ecuador Puts Ban on Entry of All Aliens

    A sweeping ban designed to prohibit the entry of all aliens seeking to establish residence in Ecuador was announced by the Government today. The Foreign Office, in a circular letter addressed to all Ecuador consuls and consular agents in foreign countries, ordered them to abstain from issuing permanent visas to aliens. The reasons for the… More ▸

  • Paraguay, Ecuador Offer Land for Refugee Settlement

    It was reliably learned today that representatives of the Paraguayan and Ecuadoran governments have approached Sir Herbert Emerson, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and director of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, with offers to admit ten thousand refugee families to Ecuador and 5,000 to Paraguay. Both governments have declared they would welcome commissions of… More ▸

  • Report Ecuador Offers Land for Refugee Settlement Project

    Two representatives of the Ecuador Government have arrived here with a project to settle 200 married and 300 single refugees on Government land, it was learned today. The scheme will probably be transmitted to President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Political Refugees in New York for investigation. The project requires an investment of $500,000 and stipulates… More ▸

  • Ecuador Welcomes Immigrants Aiding Her Economy, Ruler Declares

    The Ecuadorean Republic repudiates Nazi and racial philosophies and welcomes all immigrants who aid her economy, Col. Alberto Enriquez, head of Ecuador’s provisional military government, has declared. Replying to an appeal telegraphed by Bertha Singerman, Argentine Jewish diseuse, for revocation of an order for deportation of several hundred Jews, Col. Enriquez stated in a telegram… More ▸

  • Ecuador Rescinds Order Ousting 300 Jews

    The Government of Ecuador, South America, has rescinded its order for expulsion of several hundred Jews, it was announced here today by HIAS-ICA, Jewish emigrant aid and colonization association. The order, in the form of a presidential decree, had been aimed at immigrants who failed to settle on farms as stipulated in their special entry… More ▸

  • Ecuador Decree Aimed at Non-farmers

    The presidential decree ordering the expulsion of Jews not engaged in agricultural or industrial activities beneficial to Ecuador is aimed at colonists who failed to settle on farms as stipulated in their special entry permits, the New York Times reported today from Quayaquil. The Times said 300 were in this category, but The Day quoted… More ▸

  • Ecuador’s Army Regime Orders All Alien Jews but Farmers Ousted

    All alien Jews in Ecuador not engaged in farming have been given thirty days in which to leave the country, under a decree by the provisional military government of Colonel Alberto Enriquez, the Associated Press reported from Quito today. Hundreds of Jews permitted to colonize in Ecuador to escape persecution in Central Europe entered business… More ▸

  • Ecuador Raises Immigrant Deposit Requirement

    The Government has raised the immigrant’s deposit requirement from $50 to $250, effective May 31, according to an announcement by the immigration authorities. Statistics gathered by the local representative of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association show that 272 Jews entered Ecuador in the first three months of 1937, 237 of them from Europe and the rest… More ▸

  • Germany Reported Seeking Economic Foothold in Ecuador

    Germany is negotiating with Ecuador for a part in the economic exploitation of that country’s resources, it was reported here today, according to the Havas News Agency. German efforts to get a foothold in Ecuador are already far advanced, it was said German experts are in the country studying plans for modernizing the port facilities… More ▸

  • “fairy Tales,” Ecuador President Says

    Berlin reports that Germany is negotiating for a part in the economic exploitation of Ecuador’s resources were described today by President Frederico Paez as “fairy tales invented by newspapermen lacking real news,” the Havas News Agency reported. “There have been talks between Berlin and Quito regarding concessions to facilitate payments on purchases made from Germany,… More ▸