DISPOSITION OF GUATEMALAN COMMUNISTS (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 7/13/1954

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MKMO!(ANDUM POR: Deputy Director (Plans)

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problem posed by reference cable is allied in sanythose we hare formerly encountered in connection with agenthaving such detail available, we can only ccement in a While the problemresalng one, it seems we may be considering

a group of Guatemalan Ccmmunisteisposal problem separate and diatinct froa the larger issue of Guatemalan or Latin American Cceaainism. Thia opinion stems from the assumption that any type of forcible repression or Imprisonmentroup of people will pose serious management anddifficulties for thia Agency or this Government, as well aspolitical and psychological consequences, which might or might not be favorable.

speaking, we feel that the problem ofshould be left, by and large, to the Guatemalans. Themight be encouraged to deal with these persona on almostbasis in the traditional Latin American method. If theand dangerous individuals involved are adequately inhibited, wethink that the dangers froa the rest are particularly hazardous

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