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Created: 6/18/1954

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BEHALF FIGUERES QUIRO^FFEREDRRIVING AT SOLUTION OF GUATEMALAS TORTELLO&A. CCEPTED IN ARBEN? NAME. QUIROSBELIEVED TORIELLO'S ACCEPTANCE .SINCERE AND7THATACTUALLY WAKING UP TO

COMMENTED THAT LIKE COSTA RICA HISIN FAVOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS. THAT GUATEMALA HADAGREEMENT WITH RESERVATIONS CONCERNING BEL ICE AND THAT MATTER

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STATED ARMS AMOUNTED0ONS. ARMS SUFFICIENT FOR FIFTH PART ONLY0 MANBALANCE EQUIPPED WITH ANTIQUATED ARMS.

OPPOSED TO IDEA OF PRELIMINARY MEETINGAMERICAN- COUNTRIES AT PANAMA DUE FACT NICARAGUA WOULDINVITED. SAID HE PERSONALLY WOULD PREFER HAVE COSTA RICAMEETING FOREIGN MINISTERS MEXICO, EL SALVADOR, COSTA RICA,OR BRAZIL, WITH TWO DELEGATES OF STATE DEPARTMENT ANDINVITED TO ATTEND. TORIELLO CONSIDERS COSTACOUNTRY TO BRING ABOUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLEGUATEMALA AND,STATE DEPARTMENT.

EXPRESSED HIMSELF KEENLY INTERESTEDRI CANED-JFRU IT CONTRACT'STATING GUATEMALA TOO WOULD"DECOROUS" AGREEMENT IF UNITED FRUIT WOULD SHOW WILLINGNESS QUIROS COMMENTED SITUATION APPEARS TO BE CHANGING ANDOBSTINACY TORIELLO HAS DISAPPEARED. QUIROS FEELS TIMEUNrr^DifRUIT MAKE NEW APPROACH TO GUAT GOVERNMENT.

REMARKED IT WOULD DO NO GOOD KICK OUTCOMMUNISTS BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE REPLACEDTHERS PERHAPSTHAT THEY WERE USEFUL IN KEEPING LABOR UNDER CONTROL.

STATED GUATEMALA PREPARED REPEL ANYBUT NATURALLY WOULDEACEFUL BUT DIGNIFIEDGOVERNMENT.

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H. QUIROS SUMMED UP CONVERSATION SAYING HE FRANKLY OPTIMISTIC SITUATION CAN BE SAVED AND THAT DOOR WIDE OPEN FOR

COSTA RICA TO STEP IN and MEDIATE.

- WHILE L- PPARENTLY FEELSC LEAR INDICATION COSTA RICA ON GUATEMALAS SIDE OBJECTIVE READING DOES NOT WARRANT THIS INTERPRETATION.

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