MEMORANDUM FORI Q
Intelligence Information Provided to Department Concerning Quotamain
lnforaatlon concerning Guateaala baa bean supplied regularly to the Department of State in the form of cabled Preliminary(PD's). Since the middle of Hay, neaoranda have been passedto certain members of the Department containing both the information currently being disseminated as veil as supplementary material of operational interest to those officials familiar with PBSUCCESS objectives and brought partly intoperations.
No advance information concerning Guatemalan intentions to take her case to the United Nations was reported by CIA agents in Guatemala.
knowledge of Guatenalan plantf'whlch counted on some form
of arbitration to settle the Guatemalan situation before the expected uprising led by CASTILLO Annas occurred waa disseminated in the following two reportsi
funenformation thatTORIELLO had aald theremaster card" which theintended to play by requesting that the Un'.ted States anddown as litigants at an OAS meeting in which the rest ofwould act as arbiters.
funenformation that MinisterrANJUL planned to advise ARBENZ toalk within which the Guatemalans would agree to getIn return for eoonoodo concessions from the United States.
Information was provided to tho Department of State onndune for use in countering certain false statements mado by the Guatemalan Government. Tho two allegations were that boobs had been dropped on Ouatemala City onndune, and that Guatemala was being Invaded by foreign forces without popular support. The first point was refuted by material whloh showed that eyewitnesses had eaphatioally stated that the aircraft of the revolutionary forces dropped only leaflets and only fired hursts into the clouds, and that the house of Col. HEHDOZA in Guatemala City allegedly bombed was in foot set on fire by unknown persons im Ouatemala City. The second polnt<vas refuted by citing disaffection in the Guatemalan Air Force as well as Radio Liberaoion roadcasts static, that the revolutionary forces%dditional material waa cited to counteract ARBENZ claim onune that there "was no reign of terror in Guatemala." Specific Instances were the deaths by
tcrtura of Gabriel. delrfecto UUlSZAZ, end the owner of tho KAuP AH flnca,
5- USIS waa provided idth'OMarieB of infornatlon fron Agency, state, proas, and onltered radio rc rte duringrlodune toune for their use.
6. Additional information which tho Deportment oi' Stato rooolvod in PD's concerned the following general eubjeotsi
a. Disaatlofoct'on ofith Com--unist nature of AKi^lZ rofiino!
1ieootionL talen Army Officers to Arms Shlpmnt to Guatemala
"Incident demonstrated close ties of Gtutt ant: SovietArrtf
3equest that Arbenzont Policy
"AiiliSNZ stotcd ths Aretyelade hlra to get rid of CcMiunists and char Wicy, but he said present ;ollcy woe hia andtitis* Wlii or without
irtry toquast that Arbenz Changoor be Ovorthro-.m
"Great oejority (slleiredJ pave inclooted to
Presidentheirov't allien co with
7ctivities of Gueteoalanand Military Coders
oabinet minister haa boon conferring. Col. Jose An* el SAlfCi&b, r'.inister of Defense, about measures to take against A':iD7HZ in view of apparent unwillingness AitB'tfiZ to modify his stand on
Terroristic Actions of Guatemalan Government Suppressing Anti-Com unlets
uatemalan Governraont Activities against Antl-Comuniste
"Sinceune.ersons have disappeared In7 parsons have been aires ted In Kaeatenan o. Arrests throughout Guatemala run into the hundreds.
6ropping of Arms*n from Unidentified Aircraft
in Vicinity Tiqulsate,
"Two trunkloads of prlsonorc taken by Guardia Civil.
fco Esculntle froa Tlqulaato. Total number of prlsonero
6nrest In Guatemala
"Unofficial estimateser eons arrested in Guatemalawo hundred new scents belot employed by Guardia Civil (note that Government has made no comnant on number of poisonsComrministaged in tortures and murders of
8ttempt of CuiHeraw TOItTELLO to Resign
"TOWXLW tried to resign given as reason hiewith maes arrests snd tortures being conducted by Guatemalan Government...
6oetiiy of Guatemalan Cabinot on Went i$
"AKBENZ asked for law authorising any entl-Conminlnt who was arrested to be ehot in throe