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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD
SUBJECT: Report from MrSituation in Guatemala
1. from New Yorkn
une and stated ne nad received an overseas call atune frorna country close to Guatemala, that hia informant was most reliable. and had reported the following;
A. Thereeign of terror at Tiquisate. Twenty-four anti-Communists have been arrested. Theyime keepers andoremen0 acre plantation.
11. eople have been arrested throughout the country.
army officers have called on Arbena toextreme disaati.faction with the current situation andthe removal of Commies from government. his reply for this morning.
butords sent by Kennedy of the New York Times
New York Times haa been unable tomorning either by phone or by cable with its Guatemalan office
Castilloaptured at Uuezaltenango. tortured and killed.
a merchant, was arrested intortured and killed.
MIRANDA of the Mundo Libre has been locked up.
MARTINEZ del Hotel was tortured to thehe was
J. The st-ttlement of Ihe Guatemalan strike is looked upon by the Fruit Company merely a*kirmish,attle. The number of employees involved was relatively small.
K. The strike in Honduras remains unsettled. The Company has offered in salary and fringe benefits an increase of% of current wages. Strikers are asking% increase of wages phis fringe benefits.
C. KINC Chief. WHOriginal document.