EXCERPTS FROM CURRENT INTELLIGENCE DIGEST

Created: 6/30/1954

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, EXCERPTS FROM CURRENT INTELLIGENCE DIGEST

n the Guatemalan negotiations: The new Guatemala* military junta handed by CeTooeT Elfcgo yonzon-has arrjmaocl through American ambassador Paurifoy and tha Salvadoran eovem^nt to enter into negotiations with rebel lender Castillo Armas .designed to work out tornseace settlement.

The negotiations are- tentatively scheduledalvador beginning at noon onune. has asked the papal nuncio in Guatemala to actimpartial witness at the

lioanwhile both government and rebel radios in Guatemala haveease-fire.

-Castillo Armas has reportedly stipulated that his consent to enter into negotiations does not obligate him to come to any agreement. The two sides are, however believed predisposed toettlement. There are reports that one and possibly both of Monzon's fellow junta members are favorably inclined toward Castillo Armas.

Monzon himself, abinet minister in the Arbenz regime, has long been considered stronglyew hours after becoming interior minister in the short-livod junta headed by Colonel Carlos Enrique Diaz, Monaon orderod the arrest of all kno.vn Communist leaders. Many of these are now reported to have found ppylun i- the Argentine, Cnilean

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