CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/28/1954

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IJ^S. TO AID IN FURTHERING DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL RCFORMS IN GUAl

BELIEVE MOST APPROPRIATE AND USEFULoW TO RENEW VIA PRESS LABOR DESIRE TOLL POSSIBLE^TO HELP AS SOON AS GUAT RIOS ITSELF OF COMMIES ANO ESTABLISHES REGIME GENUINELY ANTI COMMIE. STATEMENT COULO TEE OFF ON MEANY BEING SHOCKED BY EVIDENCE CON^aSO^COMLilE BRUTALITY AND HOPE'THAT REMOVAL ARBENZ INDICATES POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER NECESSARY STEP OF ELIMINATION ALL COMMIE INFLUENCE. THIS WOULD LEAD RIGHTEB LETTER.

THIS COULD THEN BE BASIS FOR LATER FOLLOW UPEANY TO NEB GOVT. IF AS WHEN FORME0. IN MEANTIME STATEMENT COULD HAVE VALUE IN MINIMIZING CLAIMS OF EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT UFCO INTEREST INEGIME FORCES.

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