CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/10/1954

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1. SUBJECT RETURNED FROM RECON COPAN RUINA3 AND VICINITY AND REPORTED THE FOLLOWING:

A. THAT POPULATION IN CKIQUIMULA AREA CLASHED WITHUNE AS RESULT OF LAND DISTRIBUTION. THATRE EITHER KILLED OR WOUNDED IN 8ATTLE AND THAT CIVILIAN FORCE WAS DISPERSED.

3. THAT MAJORITY Of LAND OWNERS AND MANY FOLLOWERS HAVE LEFT FOR THE MOUNTAINS LOCATED APPROXILES DIRECTLY SOUTH OF GUALAN IN THE VICINITY OF LAMPOCOY AND CAR I. THAT FORCE (ESTIMATEDOAVE ORGANIZEDAND.

C, THAT TWO "RUNNERS- WERE DISPATCHED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH GROUP THAT CONTACTS HAD NOT RETURNED PRIOR TO LEAVING, BUT THAT ElGI RECRU1TEE3 ARRIVED TNG SITE ESTABLISHED OUTSIDE OF COPAN AND STATED THAT MEN WOULD ARRIVE IN SMALL GROUPS FOR TNG. THATEN COULD BE DEFINITELY COUNTED ON FOR TNGUNE, IZABLE

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FORCE WOULDERATION FORCES WHEN TIME ARRIVED. THAT

MAJORSTY WERE AFRASD THAT IF ENTERED WSHOOFS VtOOLD BE SENT BACK TO

WSBURNT.

THAT VVOMEN WERE BEING ARRESTED IF KNOWN TO BE RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF ANY OF CALLIGERIS MEN* THAT SOME OF CALLENIVES WERE ALREADY HELD AND BEING TORTURED.

3-C ETURNED WITH VALUABLE OB INFO ENEMY HANK FORCCS AND BEING CONSOLIDATED FOR USE BY CALLICERIS

ka THAT TNG IS UNDER WAY. ECRUITEES ARRIVED FIRST VtiO DAYS AT COPAN RUINAS*

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