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  • Secret Police Raid Jewish Club in Bolivia

    The authorities have promised officials of the Circula Israelita, only Jewish communal center in La Paz, to investigate a raid on the center by secret police on Sept. 9 during which shots were fired into the air and the 200 persons present were taken to police headquarters and held for several hours. Seven newly-arrived immigrants… More ▸

  • Jews in Bolivia Offer Services

    Hundreds of Polish Jews and Jewish refugees from Central Europe today volunteered for army service in behalf of the Allies as the first reaction to the Anglo-French declaration of war against Germany. Jews of Polish origin besieged the Polish Consulate yesterday to offer their services in the Republic’s defense, and by noon 500 had registered…. More ▸

  • Bolivia Names 2 Jews to Labor Ministry Posts; Anti-jewish Agitation Condemned

    The tolerance of President German Busch’s government has been evidenced by a Government newspaper’s demand for action against anti-Semitic agitators, the granting of permission of kosher slaughter in Bolivia and the appointment of two Jews to important posts in the Labor Ministry. The newspaper La Nacion demanded that the police put an end to anti-Jewish… More ▸

  • Bolivia to Admit 250 Refugees Monthly

    The New York Times reported from La Paz today that the Bolivian Immigration Department has instructed the Consulate General in London to negotiate for entrance of Jewish refugees to Bolivia at the rate of 250 monthly. The dispatch said that colonies for the refugees were being prepared by the Government. More ▸

  • Bolivia Halts Entry for 6 Months; to Draft Selective Policy; Housing Shortage Cited

    The authoritarian Government of President German Busch has issued a decree prohibiting immigration from Europe for six months. The measure does not mark a change in Bolivia’s open door policy toward immigrants, the Government stated to the J.T.A., but is intended to provide a breathing spell for privation of adequate housing, marking out areas for… More ▸

  • 2,500 Refugees Entered Bolivia in 5 Months; Ban by New Regime Feared

    Encouraged by the Government of President German Busch, a total of 2,500 refugees from central Europe have settled in Bolivi since November, 1938. Of this number, it is estimated that 500 have established themselves in agricultural pursuits. In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent here, Foreign Minister Dr. Eduardo Diez de Medina declared… More ▸

  • Bolivia Permits Restricted Immigration

    Bolivia has opened her doors to immigration of carefully selected refugees from European lands of persecution. Latest instructions received by European consulates of the South American republic two weeks ago state that immigration of foreigners will be permitted without limit, the Consul-General in London advised the J.T.A., but each application for a visa must be… More ▸

  • Argentine Paper Assails Bolivia for Curb on Entry of Jews, Others

    Official announcement by the Bolivian Government that the republic’s doors are open to all immigrants save “Chinese, Negroes, Jews, Gypsies and other suspicious elements” has been made public here. Bolivia’s action is sharply attacked in an editorial by La Prensa, South America’s most influential newspaper, which declares race prejudice is contrary to South American traditions…. More ▸

  • Bolivia Denies Reports of Aid to German Doctors

    The Bolivian legation here officially denied today, reports that the Bolivian consulate in Warsaw had announced that special facilities would be granted German Jewish dentists and doctors who desire to emigrate to Bolivia. The Berlin legation declared that on the contrary, all foreign doctors and dentists who go to Bolivia, must pass examinations in Spanish. More ▸