GUATEMALAN BUSINESSMAN (B) (DELETED)

Created: 6/14/1954

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Leaders of theenoral de Trabajadoree de Goatemala (GOTO) and the Confederaoicn aaoional do Caaneainoa da Qnataaala (CKCO)peoial assembly on the night The nee ting was attended by the Secretarles-Oeaeral of the Executive Committees of all CGTO and CNCG branoheB throughout the country aa well aa by delegatee froat each of the COTG-affiliated labor unlona.

The only sneaker was Victor Manual GUTIERREZ, Secretary-General of the GOTO, who delivered the usual attack on foreign monopolies, eto. and alsoi

stated. intervention in Guatemala wae already an accomplished fact, the next step being armed eggreoalon both from within and without the country which would be fomented, guided and financed by Yankee iirperiellem using tho puppet governments of Kl Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua as well as Guatemalan traitors like CASTILLO Armas.

stated that, had sent more than SCO offloera and enlisted men to Honduras and Nicaragua ostensibly to train the local armed forces but actually to lead tho aggression against Guatemala, and that arms shipments like those already sent by. to Honduras and Nicaragua would soon go to BI Salvador.

called on those attending the assembly to alert both organised and unorganised workers and peasants throughout the country in order that they may be ready for and responsive to an urgentask to be carried out through toe formation of National Defense Committees and Workers' and Peasants* Comeissioas sb well aa by organising popular meetings and demonstrations.

stated that he did not wish the assembly to think that it was necessary to goar footing immediately) the only current objective was constantagainst interventionist maneuvers.

4. After GUTIERREZ' epeech, the delegatee from Chocola, Tiquitete, and Esouintla as well as those representing the Public fcerks Union and the Tailors' UnionKRl.E2 to arrange with President AKUBNZ for the provision of weapon* and military training to the various workers' and peasants' organisations. GUTIERREZ promised to do everything posalble in this regard.

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*. Total attendance at the aaseably waserooaa. The following aembere of the COTO and CHCQ central orgenisatioua were identifiedi

Kanuel GUTIERREZ

Jos* Luis CACEROS

Victor LEAL

Antonio OBAHDO Sanchez,

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Jos6 Luie RAMOS

Mario MORALES Vielman

Jose Luis DEL CID

Narciso ESCOBAR

Leonardo CASTILLO Plores

Oilberto SOBERAHIS

Alfredo GUKRRA Borgee

Rene VALLE

Jose Alberto CARDOZA

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GuillemoLKZ Ruflno ARGOETA Max SALAZAR Marco Antonio CCELLAR Cesar HOKTEHBORO P. Carina Hanuel PELLECER Joan CUELLAR LorenRana Klorenolo MEHDKZ Clenente SOTOJ Hazroquin OutlleriBO OBANDO Arreola Antonio SIERRA Gonsale* Bernardo ALVARADO Kontfin Osoar H. TOLEDO Alfredo TISCRXER Huberto ALVARADO

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