CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/30/1954

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TO: DIP

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CITE: SLINC

PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY END ACTIVEUCCESS:

END FIGHTING WS8URNT MEANS HARDLY ENDWIDE COMMOTION CAUSED BY ALLEGED "INVASION" CHARGES, NOT ONLY BY UNPRECEDENTED COMMIETARGE SECTION NON-COMMIE PUBLIC OPINION. SUGGEST THEREFORE:

A. OBTAIN TESTIMONY ALL WSBURNT VICTIMS OF TORTURE -OTHER TERRORISTIC ACTS, OTHER WITNESSES CCttVIE CONTROLABOR UNIONS, DIPLOMATICN AFFIDAVITS, FOR MEWSREEL CAMERAS ETC.

6. SCREEN ALLABOR AMI ON 'fiJ^GRy DOCUMENTARY PROoV GOVT

subserviencente ifsrence neighboring countries etc.

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c. get complete story salama prisoners from survivors all this material to be fed press, newsreels, tv outlets, etc.

dditional measures to turn world public opinionmay incluoe: i-

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ne* govt publish quickly white bookpertinent evidence, translate several languages, give

prominent representative new govt tou.m. ortating his case, proving this wasintervention" .

delegation from icftu or otherbody visit WS8URNT, public hearings onlabor unions, agrarian reform, etc.

IU arrange for trip some prominentommie persecution ano torture to other sgranger countries, perhaps under 8UUMIT auspices, possisly also to europe f

SAMEUBARK POST-PBSUCCESS OPERATIONS IN WSBURNT MIGHT BE INITIATED, INCLUDING:

A. REORGANIZATION

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ae interrogating all commie prisoners on past covert activities, mechanisms controlling labor unions, govt agencies, communications with abroad, any past preparations forapparatus (such interrogations also to serve purposesbove)

all abo'e steps to be taken soonest, while wsburntpheaval, situation fluid, world interest alive*

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