CURRENT BRITISH VIEW OF GUATEMALA (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 4/11/1956

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I enclose for the informstier of yourself aad the appropriate Boahere ofial on, an extract from the Ftrltlsh 'Sinister toAllan's Annual tteport forWleh has been paaacd to onighly confidential tea! a. /Tf you decide you would Ilk* to send thla to Jake Lstorl'ne, please be sore to cover It with an aproprlete adaonltlon os to the confidential source of the dociincnt^J Hlnk Itth Interesting and eocou raping tc note that the ftrltlah .Minister, and alsoery con aide re Me* told, the Britlnh Foreign Office heve swung eroimd tc our way of seeing things and sr*enerally very favorable view of the >rnas roeine. Tou will, of course, recall tlie trouble that arose benween tha Sritist. and ourselves dnr'ngnd bow hard we workix! to pet the Foreign Office straitened out at tne tlwe.

Deputy Director (Sir nr.)

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for trelr part, hew handled fuau.tala with outstanding tact endevidentlyuMre to s'ow that It pare to rid of Coaawa-det penetralia*.loaol Castillo Arams has accepted, sensibly and wltno-tt undue touchiness, tMs powerfulhelp in setting Ms country on Ita feet,ie pmrliaaentary do-ocrecy etentarco here, thereisral reepect for law and buxan freednn. Tbe President has ao far "mneced to resist tie preer-jre of hiereactionary " o use dictatorial methods snd Is said to have installed and asintained accent eoainlstratlnn.

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