CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/11/1954

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2 JUNE 5U

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TO: (PRITY)DIR

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GOVT APPARENTLY USING CURTAILMENT CIVIL LIBERTIES AND NEWS BLACKOUT TO COVER NATION WIDE SEARCH, SEIZURE AND SUPPRESSION OF OPPOSITION. FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY OF RAZMARAUNE REPORT FROM ESSENCE AND ESSENCE-1.

Ao MANY CALLIGERIS PARTISANS IN CAPITAL WITH REPORTS-SEEKING GUIDANCE, FUNDS, LOOKING FOR SEMANTIC OR HIS REPLACEMENT.

ONC OF PRINCIPAL OBJECTS POLICE SEARCH-

REMAINING ESSENCE CEUA CONTACT J

JUNE, TALKED FREELY BEFORE RELEASE^ JjUNE- LAST SAWUNE ANO PRESUMABLY REPORTED HIS PRESENCE IN GUAT TO POLICE.

MEMBERARRESTED, CANORGANIZATION IN BONO, CAESAR, EDOlE. CAN ALSOWHO WAS PREVIOUSLY CLEAN AND PRINCIPAL FREECOMPLEX.

HOME SEARCHED YESTERDAY, ALSO HOMESOTHERS" .

Ec ESSENCE REFUGEES TROM PROVINCES REPORT REG IN OF

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rr ISLN TOOPY Of THIS MESSAGE Cop, *o

15 june 5t|

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terror, insist action must come soon or opposition in provinces will be destroyed* calligeris sympathizers oesperate, losing faith, may SET off isolated uprisings all over country TO detriment of awaited united move.

2e do not expect fullfillment any assigned kugown tasks (EG oevoting all efforts to protection remaining (rcvd femaing) assets. if necessary will advise essence seek political asylum and send razmara aojoining country. will keep you aovised.

5* if resumption internal KUGOWN activities near future

determined impossible believe cause not seriously impaired since

basic objectives long since accomplished, sides chosen, little

prospect new conversions either way, action itself will inspire

action ano rally pbsuccess partisans. as minimum effort will use

remaining assets to mend fences, reassure sympathizers organization

LO still strong, boost morale, maintain state of readinesst4qn

GAnoico^ being smgo) activities develop new sources kufire data from

(PWiffiCmoW) essence complex,

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cable secretariat comment:

o, mot iFIED OF receipt OF this message atours,une

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