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Argentina to Act Against Arab Anti-jewish Propaganda in Country

March 31, 1964
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Under-secretary of Interior Jose Luis Vesco today received a delegation of DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, and assured them that strict orders have been issued by the government to suppress the activities of the anti-Semitic Tacuara group. He also indicated that the government will “liquidate” any activity causing friction between the Arab and Jewish communities in Argentina. He said he was “disgusted” with the activities of Hussein Triki, the representative of the Arab League in this country.

The Jewish leaders met with Mr. Vesco, after it was discovered that Joe Baxter, one of the Tacuara leaders, had visited Egypt shortly before a group of Tacuara members was arrested for bank robberies believed to have been staged for the enrichment of the Tacuara coffers. When police authorities started detaining and questioning Tacuara members in connection with the robberies, it was disclosed, Baxter disappeared; He was last seen here about 10 days ago when he appeared on a television program.

Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, president of the DAIA, reiterated today that his organization will remain “in permanent session, ” awaiting “firm” action by the Government “before adopting a more active defense attitude.”

One report today, printed in the daily Pregon, pointed to the charges made frequently in this country that military authorities stand in a close relationship to Tacuara. The report stated that the Interior Ministry had been requested to permit the reopening of the Tacuara headquarters, closed by the Government in April 1963. That request, which the Ministry rejected, had been made, according to the report, by Lt. Col. Pasquale Ulloa, chief of police intelligence. While other police activities are under the jurisdiction of the Interior Ministry, police intelligence is conducted by the military forces of this country.

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