CABLE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/8/1954

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ADDITION REF PARA ONE PLAN, THE SEC, LEONARDO CASTILLO FLORES, CONFEDERACION NACIONAL DE CAMPESINOS GUATEMALTECOS, ISSUED MOBILIZATION PLANS FOR ITS0UNE. COMMIE CONFEDERACION GENERAL DE TRABAJADORES GUATEMALTECOS ALSO

ON JUNECGTG SPONSORED TRIAL MOBILIZATION AT PUERTO BARRIOS WHILE THE CNCC HELD MOBILIZATION RALLIES IN GUAT CITY, EL PROGRESO AND ZACAPA TOIGILANTE PEOPLE'S MILITIA.

INRMS WERE PASSED UNION MEMBERS. NEVER RETURNE CONTINUED RUMORt SINCE DEATH ARANA, ARMS BEEN PASSED TO TRUSTED COMMIE CAMPESINO AND LABOR GROUPS,

A. GUAT REACTION! EDITORIALS VIRTUALLY UNANIMOUS WARNING THAT RECENT EVENTS SPELLED FORMATION "PEOPLE'S ARMY*. ORNING NEWSPAPER, CALLED MOBILIZATION FIRST STEP TOWARD PEOPLE'S ARMY AND WARNED OF POSSIBILITY CIVIL WAR. WARNEDORD FROM CASTILLO

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COULD "LAUNCH ACTION AGAINST DEFENSELESS PEOPLE OF COUNTRY AND VILLAGES AND CITIES, AND START KILLING ORGY WITHOUT PARALLEL IN COUNTRIES HISTORY.* "IMPACTO" ALSO VOICED HOPE THAT AUTHORITIES WOULt CALM POPULACE BY ASSURANCESIVILIAN ARMY WOULD NOTEALITY,

ARBENZ HAS NOT REPUDIATED REF STATEMENT NOR REPORT FROM SGUAT INDICATES ARBENZ WON'T REPEATTERRORISM WILL CONTINUE. GUAT ARMY CHIEF STAFF, GENSAYS ARMY HAS NO CONNECTION WITH MOVEMENT.

THEMES:

ORGS BE USED TO CARRY OUT MONTENEGRO PLAN.

COMMIE RUTHLESSNESS AND DRIVE FOR POWER.

THRU SILENCE, SANCTIONS REF AND ABOVE.

USE ABOVE INFO TOREF REQUESTED ACTIONS. ^

REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN.

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