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  • Golda Meir Leaves Peru for Visit to Guatemala; Signs Commercial Pact

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel Foreign Minister, was en route to Guatemala today after a four-day official visit to Peru during which she signed an Israel-Peru commercial agreement. The signing took place in the ancient Torretagle Palace, now the Peruvian Foreign Ministry building. Foreign Minister Paul Porras, signing for Peru, called the Jews “a heroic and… More ▸

  • Poland and Guatemala Announced at U.N. They Feel to Recognize Jewish State

    Poland and Guatemala today served notice on the United Nations that they will feel free after next Saturday to recognize the Jewish state, if it is proclaimed. The announcements were made in the course of a debate in the Political Committee’s sub-committee, which this afternoon swung back to a discussion of partition. During the discussion… More ▸

  • Guatemala Restricts Jewish Immigration

    Restrictions on Jewish immigration by the Guatemalan Government have been confirmed by Minister Adrian Recinos in a letter to Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, it was announced today. The Congress has lodged a protest with the Minister against the action of his Government, which is a member of the Intergovernmental… More ▸

  • Guatemala Permits German School to Reopen After Purge of Nazism

    The Guatemalan Government has given the German school in the city of Guatemala permission to reopen with the stipulation that Nazi control be removed, it was reported by Der Weg, Yiddish newspaper. It had been closed by the Government after the Nazis in control decided at a conference to appeal to Berlin for instructions on… More ▸

  • Dr. Coralnik on Way to Guatemala to Study Settlement of Refugees

    Dr. Abraham Coralnik, associate editor of The Day, is en route to Guatemala and other countries as the special representative of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society. Dr. Coralnik will investigate conditions in Guatemala and contiguous countries to ascertain the possibility of settling German Jewish refugees, and to organize local committees for the reception… More ▸

  • Mandel Expedition off for Guatemala

    A zoological expedition sponsored by Leon Man-dell II, general manager of Mandel Bros. department store, to make extensive collections of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of Guatemala for the Field Museum of Natural History, is sailing from New Orleans aboard the steamship Tivives for Puerto Barrios. The official name of the expedition is the Leon… More ▸

  • Expulsion Order Against Jewish Pedlars in Guatemala Withdrawn

    The Guatemalan Government has withdrawn the order of expulsion which it issued recently affecting a large number of Jewish pedlars. This information is conveyed in a letter addressed by the Guatemalan Minister to the United States, Mr. Adrian Recinos, to Mr. Isidore Hershfield, the Washington representative of the Hias. Previously M. Recinos had refused to… More ▸