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Agentina Issuing Very Few Visas to Jews, Despite Official Denial of Order to Consuls

May 6, 1947
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Although the head of the visa section of the Foreign Ministry has vigorously denied that Argentine consuls abroad have been instructed not to issue visas to Jews, evidence available here would seem to indicate that although there is no hard and fast rule, the consuls have been advised not to grant visas to Jews, except in cases meriting special consideration.

Those chiefly affected by the government’s move are immigrants from Europe who need transit visas for Argentina in order to reach Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia, and Jews from other South American countries who wish to reach Uruguay. The recent can cellation of the scheduled HIAS South American conference, which was slated to be held in Montevideo, is an example of the effect of the ruling.

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