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Jewish Students Welcome Costa Rica’s President-elect

October 15, 1953
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Costa Rica’s President-elect, Jose Figueres, who is now touring the continent on a good will trip prior to his inauguration on November 7, was welcomed at the Bogota airport by the students of the Hebrew College and .the representative of the Jewish Agency, Dr. Salvador Rozental.

“El Tiempo” published an article by Mr. Figueres, “Not To Have Dreamed In Vain,” in which the future President of Costa Rica, reminiscing about his visit to Israel, calls Israel “a spiritual country” which has produced a society “more just and more pure” than any other.

Mr. Figueres tendered a dinner to the members of the Colombian Christian Pro-Palestine Committee, at which was present a friend of Max Nordau, Baldomero Sanin Cano, who is legendary throughout Latin America. Mr. Figueres, who was President of Costa Rica in 1948, visited Israel in 1950 as a guest of the Government. He toured the United States in 1951 as a speaker for the Israel Bond Drive.

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