CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 7/21/1954

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AM SORRY DELAY SO LONG IN FURNISHING .PURSER I CT.'A'."COfcttlTTEE MENTIONEDFUNTIL LATEAND NIGHTULY NOTHING DEFINITEN RESOLVED. IT^BEsf'AVVA IT DEFINITE INFO RATHER THAN REPORT

ULY ft, THE DECREE ESTABLISHING THE COMITE DtSd^EtSA NACIONAL CONTRA EL COMUNiSMG WAS SIGNED ANDLAW ONULY AFTERNOON. THE FOUR FUNDAMENTAL PROVISIONS OF THIS DECREE ARE:

A. THE COMWITTjEE^<LL BE COMPOSED OF THREE MEMBERS AND TWO ALTERNATES. THE ^RES-rDENT WILL BE IN CHARGE OF LIAISON WITH OTHER GOVT ORGANIZATIONS.

B* THE COMMITTEE WILL HAVE RIGHT OPERATE THROUGHOUT NATION AND ORDER ALL POLICE AND OTHER AUTHORITIESRRESTSUSPECTS.

C0 THE COeAUTTEE IS AUTHORIZED TO DRAB UP ITS OWN INTERNAL REGULATIONS AND WORK PLANS AND IS ANSWERABLE ONLY TC THE JUNTA AND PARTICULARLY TO CALLIGERIS.

D. MILITARY AND CIVIL AUTHORITIES OF THE NATION WITHOUT EXCEPTION ARE OBLIGED TO GIVE FULL AND PROMPT AID TO CCfclT.'ITTEE IN ITS LABORS,

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k* THE OECREE EMBODIES ALL THE SUGGESTIONS MADE BY BANNISTER AND ALL CONNECTED WITH NEW ORGANIZATION BELIEVE THEY WILL BE AFFORDED SUFFICIENT OPERATIONAL FREEDOM AND SUPPORT TO ENABLE THEM CARRY OUT TREMENDOUS JOB FACING THEM,

ELIEVE REAL PROCRESS CAM BE EXPECTED

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7B IMPORTANT THAT ALL MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE ANO CALLIGERIS" SECANT HAVE STATED THEIR FIRM INTENTI ON UTILIZE COMMITTEE AND FORTHCOMING STRINGENT DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY LAW TO CLEAN OUT GOVERNMENT AND COUNTRY OF ALL COMMIE INFLUENCE. COWMITTEE HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED TO INVESTIGATE EVERY GOVT ORGANIZATION WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND HAS CALLIGERIS PROMISE ABSOLUTE SUPPORT IN AIDING COMMITTEE CRACK DOWN.

APPARENTLY HAS ARRIVED THAT ONEYARDSTICK OF MEASUREMENT WILL BE SERIOUSNESSTTACKED,,

POINT BROUGHT UP IS THAT GOVTAT MOMENT ANO COMMITTEE WILL NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORTABLE TAKE UP SLACK. IN PRINCIPLE AGREED SOMEBUT WARNED THAT THIS BASICALLY LOCAL PROBLEM ANDSHOULD NOT EXPECT ODYOKE OR "GROUP" PAY FCR THISAND CALLIGERIS AGREED THAT SUBSIDY WOULD BE TEMPORARY

AFFAIR, ADVISED THEM WOULD PRESENT THEIR PLIGHT TO HIGHERAND AOVISE WITHOUT DELAY. SINCE IMPERATIVE WE MOVE WITHOUT LOSS OF TIME, REQUEST IMMEDIATE AUTHORIZATION ADVANCE MINIMUM ^JFROM FUNDS MENTIONEDoU> AND LINC klU5 (NOTHING HAS YET BEEN ADVANCED BECAUSE GOVT UNTIL NOV/ FAILED TAKE ANY POSITIVE MEASURES AND SUSPECT THAT HOLO OFF PLAYED CONSIDERABLE PART IN FINALLY OBTAINING DESIRED ACTION)

FURTHER SUGGEST THAT BANNISTER BE AUTHORIZED CONTINUE ADVANCES ON MONTHLY BUT QUID PRO QUO BASIS UNTIL NATIONAL GOVT CAN TAKE IN SLACK. BELIEVE MINIMUM EXPENDITURE WOULD BE HILE MAXIMUM SHOULD BE SET AT 3"

FURTHER BELIEVE THAT THIS SHOULD BE MATTER FORFOR DECISION BY HQS AT HQS AND THEREFORE REPEAT SUGGESTIONF IN THAI

^ WHERE DEFINITE AND FINAL ARRANGEMENTS

COULD BE MADE.

SUGGEST THAT ANY FUTURE ODYOKE LOANS GIVENSHOULD INCLUDE UNDERSTANDING THAT PART WOULD BE USEDCCWUITTEE IN ITS ACTIVITIES*

13, REQUEST REPLY TO 1Uo BIOGRAPHICTTEE BEING PREPARED,

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