GUATEMALAN FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF HONDURAN STRIKERS

Created: 6/17/1954

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QuBtesaLan Financial Support of Honduran Strikers

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rrinidad^ANTCS Hiralda and FranciscoJvCARSOKA Floras, Honduran Communist strike-leaders, sUtcd to Honduran authorities or.ay that the strikers have about one million leapiras cached in La Hoa, Progreso, Puerto Cortet, and Tela, Honduras. arge anount of this money was rent from the Con-fed erac Ion General de Trabajadores de Ouatemalahoy alao aaid nany merchants and others in Honduras had contributed fundi and facilities.

Hiralda and CARD OKA Flores stated that although the strikes in La Lisa had been largely promoted by ManuelfoALEKCIA, the original planningonsiderable period of tine uaa done by unidentifieduatemalan vho ia new actingpeech writer and consultant to the strike-leaders.

They also heard strike-leaders say that if no agreement was reached with the United Fruit Company by an unspecified date, the United Fruit Company gasoline storage facilities woula be set on fire. citizens would by lynched or kidnapped.'

1. Source Ccraaent. SAKTOS Hiralda and CARDOMA Flores were practically kidnapped by -Honduran police, who took then to San Pedro Sula from the strike area for questioning.

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