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Created: 6/24/1954

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GOVT PROHIBITED ^IS.vFEDERACIONERS IBUENOS AIRES ALSOPERSUADE UNIVERSITY STUDENTSHOUR STRIKE DECIX<@ATION FOR GUAT. E WATCHINGSTUDENTS WHoNfRIED. FLAG IN CALLEISPERSED BY POLICE; SEVEN ARRESTED, OTHERS COPIES PLANNING CARRY OUT "LIGHTENING"WEEK. 8

5- L0 COMMENT: IN FACE MOUNTING PRESSURE GOVT MAY NOT BE ABLE MAINTAIN DETACHED ATTITUDE* PRESS COVERAGE ALMOST

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ENTIRELY PR0-GUA1 BUT EDITORIALS ANO PROPAGANDA OF PRACTICALLY ALL ELEMENTSTS COMMIE AIM.. THIS LINKED HOWEVERMPERIALIST LINE CONDEMNING "INVASION* OF GUAT AND BLAMING UNITED FRUIT ORl SPONSORED GROUPS* PARTICULARLY DAMAGING IS AGENCIA LATINA DIGEST OF MAX LERNER NY POST COLUMN IMPLICATING KUBARK IN DEMOCRACYAJNEo

k* THIS C. ELIEVES POSSIBLE DO VERY LITTLE YO REMEDY SITUATION SINCE OFFICIALS ANONCLINEDo AS GUILYY PARTY REGARDLESS OF ASPECT FROM WHICH SETUATION VJEWEO* HOWEVERB ALMOST COMPLETE UCK NEWS COVERAGE OF CASTILLO FORCES HAS GIVEN GUAT GOVT FULL PRESS PLAY- UNLESS THIS DUE LOCAL SUPPRESS ION, EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE STEP UP NEWS VOLUME FROM REVOLUTIONARY FORCES^ WITH EMPHASIS ON RALLYING SUPPORT OF GUATEMALANS LIBERATED FROMOKE, ANTI-COMMOE CAUSE WHICH NOW RAPIDLY BECOMING OBSCURED IN EMOTIONAL OFFICIAL AND PUBLIC WAVE. OPBNIONp NEEDS REPEATED EMPHASIS,. QUICK VICTORY WOULD HALT DETERIORATING 0oSo PRESTIGE-

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