MEMO TO MR. LEDDY, DEPARTMENT OF STATE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 8/11/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS^SAN ITIZED

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FORi Mr. teddy, Don art riant of State

Documents have nowen raeda known to the Coadte de Defonsa National Contra el CommniasDO. *ne regime la anxious to receive favorable publicity fron the release of these documents and hasreen lifht to overt and other exploitation of the*. The Comitouatemalan Government group assaying records of the Arbens reglne in order to study the methods of obviating future Coranunist operations. It is suggested that any releases in Washington do not stresshunting of the document research effort too much in order to avoid ths ^estapo label. The Coadte will reveal and reward anti^ommunists, and willackground for the fight against Coaramiam in other countries.

We have told the Comite that the Gray booklet documonts were sent to the Unitedugust for preparation for overt release. This is approved by the regime.

It is suggested that Washington releases be tlraed with the local press oonference to be heldugust. Washington release should beugust forugust publication. At that time documents and themes will be iriven local ond international press. We will advise of the exact local release.

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