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  • Anti-semites in Ecuador Biame Jews for Cure on Food Speculation

    Anti-Semitic propagandists in Ecuador are using the small tradesmen’s resentment of certain government food regulations to stir up anti-Jewish feelings. Following the appointment of Juan Wurfel, an Austrian non-Jew, as director of food supplies to combat the shortage of essential food commodities and curb rising prices, a leaflet was distributed in Quito charging that Wurfel… More ▸

  • Paraguay Permits Free Entry of Jews from Europe; Venezuela, Ecuador Admit Refugees

    The Government of Paraguay, responding to an appeal of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, agreed to permit the free entry of Jewish refugees from Europe without limiting the number involved, it was announced today by Max Gottschalk, president of the Association. The announcement said that president Medina Angarita of Venezuela has similarly authorized the Venezuelan Government… More ▸

  • New President of Ecuador Scores Anti-semitism; Lauds Contributions of Jews

    A “Christian and liberal nation” cannot tolerate anti-Semitic activities, Dr. Velasco Ibarra, new provisional president of Ecuador, stated here at a press conference during which he discussed the problems facing his regime. Admitting that he had encountered some anti-Jewish prejudice in Ecuador, Dr. Ibarra said “anti-Semitism is inhuman and un-Christian, and does not jibe with… More ▸

  • Ecuador, Satisfied with Refugees, May Open Its Doors for Post-war Immigration

    The hope that Ecuador would receive free immigration from Europe was expressed yesterday in a speech before the council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration by S. E. Duran Ballen, Ecuadorian consul-general at New York and his country’s delegate here. Duran Bellen said he hoped that “such inhuman expressions as ‘refugees seeking protection’… More ▸

  • Ecuador to Admit 200 Jewish Children from Europe; Paraguay Will Admit 100 Children

    The President of the Ecuadorian Republic has issued an order authorizing the immigration of 200 Jewish children from Europe, it was reported here today by the Hias-Ica Emigration Association on the basis of cabled advices received from Ecuador. The Government of Paraguay has similarly agreed to admit 100 Jewish children, the cable stated. Argentine consulates… More ▸

  • New Liberal Immigration Law Goes into Effect in Ecuador

    The Ecuadoran Immigration and Aliens law went into effect today, giving this country the most liberal law of its type in the Americas. The law was published months ago but was left pending until the Agriculture, Interior and Foreign Ministries had drafted the various instruments necessary to its enactment. The law, is termed exceptionally humane… More ▸

  • Equador to Admit 17 Stranded Refugees

    A promise to admit into Equador 17 Jewish refugees stranded at Balboa and barred from entering Panama was given by Minister of Interior A. Aguilar Vazquez to a Jewish delegation heeded by Benito Edelstein, secretary of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. He said that although the present immigration laws did not provide for the admission of… More ▸

  • Equador Eases Immigration Curbs for Farmers, Industrialists

    A new immigration law which provides for a substantial reduction in the amount of landing deposit required from immigrants has been adopted by the National Assembly as a result of the improvement of Equador’s economic position, which is attributed to the influx of Jewish and other immigrants from Europe. The new law permits unrestricted immigration… More ▸

  • Equador Ready to Receive Jewish Farm Workers, Minister Asseris

    Equador is ready to admit Jewish agricultural workers as full-fledged immigrants, Foreign Minister Julio Tobar Domoso declared in discussing Jewish problems with Dr. A. Juris, representative of the Jewish Agency, who arrived here in the course of a South American tour. The Foreign Minister assured Dr. Juris that at the forthcoming peace conference the Equadorian… More ▸