CABLE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/10/1954

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HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

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earlyune pres arbenz, guat, announceday suspension constitutional civil liberties includinc constitutional article establishing freedom press and freedom expression.

legitimate coverage your area probable, however, hqs wishes following kugown treatment to be based on local "pegs"1

(a) point out past oppressive govt acts, other items mentioned recent dir cables indicating suppression liberty, commie control govt, etc.

express sadness, protest, that last vestige guatrights, liberties gone. recall creation "reactionary plots" and "defence" moves (arms shipment, peasant and labor mobilization) is standard commie gimmick gain complete control over populace. predict that suspension will not end inays nor as long as commies control govt.

cain most possible sympathy and hope formi1 catholic cuats suffering under commie

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