CABLE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/12/1954

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I 1. SITUATION GUAT HAP IDLY ITARS EXPLODIKC POILT. SENSITIVE ItfTEL FTI ONLY PEPEAT SENSITIVE INTEL FYI OtlLYl (A) INXTIIIG RE SUPPRESS lot; CIVIL LIBERTIES, PRES ArlDEfrZ REPORTEDLY STATED, THAT, BY SUPPUESSIIIC CIVIL LIBERTIES BE CAKCELLXMG OUT INTERNAL FRONT fAND THUS CAM DEVOTE ALL ATTN EXTERNAL FP.OtT. WE CATCH THEM AND KILL THEM. FURTHER STATED HE KEEP REtXVXMC DECREE LONG AS tJECESSARY. <D> PRDTSA LIE^E,PPOSITIONJUKEftow, OPERATED ON UITHOUT AKASTHETIC." CENSORSHIP COMPLETEPOLITICAL FEPOrTIL'f. LIADLYBLY REPORTED POPULATION CHIGUEMULA APEA CLASJfED KITHUKE RESULT LANSS SOLDIERS KILLED op WOUNDED IK BATTLE AtJD CIVILIAN FORCE DESPEPSED. MAJORITY LAND OVITEPS (BIC AfID SMALL) LEFT FOP MOUNTAINS IND HAVE ORGANIZED AFI!ED DAMP OF. (D) I'OIEH ARE BEING AT>ESTED THROUGHOUT CUAT IF THOUGHT RELATIVES OF ACTIVE OPPOSITION IN CUATE ORE HIVES OF EXILES ALREADY ARRESTED AKD UNDERGOING WORST TORTURES. CE) WAT KP.'Vi iii STATE FURY OVER MOBILIZING AND ARHINC PEASANTS/LAdop WITHOUT ARMY PERMISSION AKD CONTROL. ABOVE FYI REPEAT FYI ONLY.

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SOVIET UHIW AMD SATS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN CUAT SITUATION, BUT VERY UPSET, ANGERED AT HAVING SOV HAND SHOW: THROUCHOVERT CUAT COWRIE ACTS SUCH AS EXPULSION ANTI-CONNIE CONGRESSMAN, ARMING AND MOBILISATION OF COMMIE FRONTS, MONTENEGRO THREAT BEHEAD ALL ANTI-COMMIES, SUPPRESSION CB LIBERTIES, ALL BET"IC CELL-KNOWN COMMIE PATTERN. OFFICIAL MOSCOV LI* PREDICTED TOI (A) DENY EVERYTHING, CB) ALLEBCE SINISTER SUBVERSIVE ACTSOT. AND OTHER AMERICAN STATES CONCERNED OVER COMMUNIST INTERVENTION IN VHi ABRICATE EVIDENCE OF ABOVE TO PROVE POINT. REMEMBER CHINESE GERM WARFARE, POTATO- BUGS,

REPORTS FROM CHAT STRONGLY INDICATE ARBEHZ ARMING CAMPESINOS AND LABOR FORCES THOUGH CUAT ARMY STRONGLY REPEAT STRONGLY OPPOSES. PECSlVliK "TRIBUNAGRAPHIC WORKERS UNION DEMANDS MILITARY INSTRUCTION" VAS HEADLINE. CB)UNE COMMIE PAPER, "TRIBUNAANNER HEADLINE, "CCTC, CWCC READY CRUSHUNE "TRIBUNADETERMINATION TO CRUSH EVERY ATTEMPT AT INTERVENTION GROWS WITHOUT BOUNDS REPEAT WITHOUTD) 6

JURE, "LARONT PACE HEADLINEl DENUNCIATION OF CASTILLO FLORES (HEAD, PEASANTS UNION) BY SUFERIOR COUNCIL OR DEFENSE (ARMY). (E) THOUfl! ARDEM2 CHALLENGED TO DENOUNCE MONTENEGRO "BEHEADIMC ALLD VIGILANTE-LIKE MOBILIZATION AMD ARMING OF CCHHXEADCffl FROJTS HE REFUSED DC SO, THI'S SANCTIO!:iNC AND ADOPTING.

AKE STIGMA OF FBPRIME LINE OFF KUCOvN MECHANISMS,HEREBY AUTHOniZEl) TO! (A) PUSH LINE THAT CUATS USING UNITED FRUITSCREEN TO OECtCU? REAL ISSUE REPEAT CUATS USITC UNITED FRUIT COSCREE'- TOAL ISSUE, CCOmtE INTILTRATIC If?.

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STATE DEFT HAS MADE.XTTUPIDLY PRESENTING UFCO CLAIMS IVOFC> UFCO ALSO HADE CUAT GOVT TASK EASIER DY RETAINING ABCHAEift REACTIONARY LA BO!', COVTATIOKS, POLICIES. NOT only If! CUAT BL'TCENTRAL AMERICA) (D> SEEMS CLEAR THAT UFCO KILL HAVE TO REFORM op BE TIUBWiv out CENTRAL AMERICA| <E> FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE is REPEAT FUKDAMEtJTAL ISSUE

is communism andediate dancersr. all other side issues

CAUSES BY STUPIDITYOW-HE

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U tPD 'if OTHER DIRS, CONTINUE EMPHASIZE COMMIE INTERVENTION Ii' CUAT THRU SUMHIT, STRESS "it can HAPPEN to YOU REPEAT YOU." THRU RN51IIELD KMPAJAMA flECH PLAYs GUAT move akd UI-FORTUNATEas CLOUDED "FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE."

b. CT'OPETA DELEGATE JORCE MANACH CONDEMNED CUAT RESORT

TO COMMIE ELEMENTS to CARRY OUT SOCIALUNE inse MANACH STATEMENT AtlD RECENT "AMICOS" ACTIVITIES Arm pecs FOR PRESErrriJJCnd OTHER RECENT guat acts as INEVITABLE RESULT of "USING COMMIE ELEMENTS* * USEYPE PROP-as COVER if FEEL NECESSARY

C TIEo OTHER STORIES RE ARMY, SPECULATE on

ARITYS NEXT MOVE. THRU OTHER OUTLETS STATE SOCIETIES "amiCOS deLL COMMIEAIN ACTIVE in DOLIVIA, BRA2IL, cuba and URUGUAY, ALL more OR LESS STATING PARA 3D. SPECULATE on REST PARA 3.

D.COMMIES HAVE FINALLY SHOt'N HAND IN CUAT",

citein? acts iientioned recent DIPS. state, 'moscow

HOST de nnous at their hand showing* use tapa 3.

u EXILES| "KO reason surprise, THIS always OTHERout CUAT asat commies DOcontrol, CITEdd suppression liberty. use paraprop wheNEVERY necessary.

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"this can HAPPEN HERE" AffS CUAT condition perfect example vhat happens WHEN people "USE" COMT'IES cai" poitr. commies always END up controlling "users." "BEVAPE people L'ho 'use' commies TO gain pouer." use usual indirect APPROACH AMDype prop WHET" deem vise.

7. cable pepopt ccmt1ents, actions taken.

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