RESUME' OF PLANS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH GROUP IN GUATEMALA

Created: 8/17/1954

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"CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM jmsolfull

MbMORAUDUM Mr. Prank H. Cram

Deputy Assistant Director for American Republics, USIA.

RbSUHaV OK PLAtIS OP SOCIAL HtSii/uiCH GIOUP IH OlATiS.YAU

Bm Social ftoseorch Iroup has selected for its firstetter froa JLiwon Amayo Amsndo wherein he confesses that heilitant Communist. Photos of other documents may be released al the sane time. It is believed that this action will occurress conference of the Coaite Mocional de Defensa Contra hi Comunlsmo on lli Additional documentsmong those in the gray booklet will be released by the Coaite onugust, and it is hopedontinuing flow of papers will sustain public interesteriod of time.

At the prean conference, the head of tho conmlttee is expected to erplain that hia group plans to record the facte of the Comrainist conspiracy in order to:

the heroic anti-Comaunistr, who risked their livesdemocratic liberties.

the facta of the Buaalan penetration that existedArben* aduinlsti-ation, as well as Arbens' subservience tost s.

Communist tactics in Guatemala so as to enable otherLatin America toettor defense against

long ranffe poal of the Comito apparently la to become knownacceptable and authentic source for information on Communism in

h. The short term andal of the Social Research Group is to assist the Guatemalan Authorities in publicizing the points outlined in paragraph 2.

5. Ine current program of the Social aa .inarch Group is as follows:

a. Preparing fixtterial for Conlte prssn releacos for local andoutlets. (All major nuwa outlets have representatives on the rcenu.)

Filmingour minute newarccl with narration. Thia will probably bf shown in every Guatemalan theatre by order of tho Government. An effort is beine made to place scenes from this short In the hands of international news conpanioa.

Preparing plastic mats of photos for world-wide distribution.

Writynn specific articles when documents indicate connections with Communist parties of other countries.

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