CABLE FROM LINCOLN FOR ONTRICH: SITREP 6, 7, AND 8 JULY

Created: 7/9/1954

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7 OH9 JUL 54

CITE: SLINC

TO: (PRIORITY) GUATEMALA INFO: DIR RYBAT PBSUCCESS FROM ONTRICH

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ULY SITUATION WS8LHHT MUCH UNREST. HAD EARLY MORNING MEETING WITHJULY. CRACKED DOWN HARD ON CALLIGERIS AND ' OLD HIM COMMIES MUST 8EIMMEDIATELY* AND THE HE SHOULD TAKE OVER CONTROL OF JUNTA BEFORE FRIDAY TO PERMIT HIS GROUP NECESSARY CONTROL.

EARLYULY BY UNANIMOUS VOTE CALLIGERIS ELECTED PERMANENT PRESIEENT JUNTA. CRUZ AND DUBOIS WILL STEP ASIDEAN JUNTA.

MASS DEMONSTRATION DUE TAKE PLACE SATURDAY. SUCH JJEUONSTRATION COULD SELL HAVE LED TO 8LO0DSKED.

SITUATION LOOKING MUCH BETTER. ALL APPOINTMENTS IK

9 JUL 54

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EK MINISTRIES, AND OTHER FAVOR CALLiGERIS. OSCAR MENDOZA MADE CHIEF ARMED FORCES, FITO MENDOZA WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF AIR FORCE AND MIGUELOSSIBLY CHIEF GUARDIA CIVIL. MINISTERS OF HACIENDA AND AGRICULTURE WILL PROBABLY BE REPLACED,

5. PLEASE SEND ANY SUGGESTED APPOINTMENTS. THIS* IS THE TIME TO GET THEM IN.

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