CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE 1954 GUATEMALA COUP

Created: 10/22/1954

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HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASEAS SANITIZED

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TO: DIR {NO NlACT)

POLITICAL FUTURE CALLIGERIS GOVT STILL FAR FROM SECURE. ONE OF PRINCIPAL REASONS FOR INSTABILITY DUE NON APPEARANCE ODYOKE AID WHICH COULD DO MUCH BAIL CALLIGERIS OUT.

FOLLOWING NEGATIVE FACTORS HAVE CONTR!BUTED TO PRODUCING PRESENT INSTABILITY:

TO0 GRANT PROMPTLY. BEEN INTERPRETED IN GOVT AND BUSINESS CIRCLES AS LACKCONFIDENCE IN CALLIGERIS.

GRANT0 ODYOKE AID TO HAITIHURRICANE DISASTER. NO SIKILAn^TYPE AID EXTENDEDITS RECENT DISASTER.

0 AID GRANT TOTO-LEFT GOVT). WSBURNT'S FAIL TO UNDERSTANDTHEY HAVE STRIVEN SO HARD TO ELIMINATE LEFTISTHAVE RECEIVED NO RECOGNITION IN FORM OF SIMILAR AID.

SCHEMING ON PART8RASHRE FUTURE ENCUM3ENTTATEMENTS TC EFFECT THjto.

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(a) govt will not survive more than six months and (b) advising potential heavy investors to avoid putting funds into wsburnt until the constitutional govt has been declared.

above reviewed with q hlso rcvd l j) wo feels that situation host critical and feels need for strong show odyoke support calligeris absolutely essential if govt toaccordingly requests that kubark throw any weight it can behind obtaining early financial aid wsburnt.

calligeris has again approached bannister askingleading desperation. bannister made no committment and merely commented that he would relay message to skimmer.

8ulk of information containedoincides with info received from esquirect. esquire feels ^should be dropped immediatelytrong show of support made calligeris by odyoke. he reflects general thinking people withvested interests wsburnt. his info consideredince it coincides with independent information developed byand kubark.

unfortunate sequence recentisaster and failure to get aid although not yet affectingopular support, has shaken confidence his govt in wsburnt

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OFFICIAL CIRCLES AND HAS ALSO TENDED VALIDATE 8RASHTHIS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT WEAKENS POSITION

CALLIGERIS REGIME WHICH IS ONLY HOPE FOR STA8ILITY FORESEEABLE FUTURE,

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CABLE SECRETARIAT COOT-tENTs WH DIVISION

NOTIFIED OF RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGECT. &

SECRETARIAT COMIjCNT: AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CABLETT OFFICER THIS CABLE HAS BEEN GIVEN DISTRIBUTION APPLICABLE TO RYOAT CABLES.,

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