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Nazis, Laborers Clash in Mexico over Anti-semitic Posters

September 23, 1940
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Efforts of Nazis to flood the city with anti-Semitic placards have led to street clashes with organized Mexican workers.

Nazis posted signs bearing the words, “Out with the Jews.” Groups of Mexican laborers tore down the placards, resulting in fist-fights between the conflicting groups.

The Nazis have also been conducting a drive to distribute thousands of swastika banners in the capital and provinces. It is reported that taxicab drivers have been offered one peso each to display swastikas on their cars.

The anti-Jewish Vanguardia Nacionalista organization held an open air meeting on Sept. 15 at which its leader, Ruben Moreno Padres, blamed the Jews for Mexico’s poverty. Persons who have travelled through Mexico report having seen Nazi agents all over who were spreading propaganda against President Lazaro Cardenas and against the Jews, terming the latter “the only ones responsible for the European war.”

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