CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/8/1954

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DECLARED SUSPENSION CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEESUNE.

THIS MOST DRASTIC STEP TAKEN IN RECENT TIMESSBURNT

GOVT.

MORNING EDITION IMPACTO SEIZED.

DECLARATION CURFEW POSSIBLE.

PLANE REPORTED DROPPED LEAFLETS OVER QUETZALTENANGOUNE. .

FEAR PANIC SPREADING IN GOVERNMENT CIRCLES AND OFFICES. CONSTANT MEETINGS GOVT HIGH COMMAND WITH FORTUNY RANKING COMMIES ATTENDING. FORTUNY ALLEGEDLY SUCCESSFULLY RECOMMENDING POLICY APPEASMENT TOWARD ODYOKE. 8ANNISTEP COMMENT: 8ELIEVE GOVT BECOMING DESPERATE ATTEMPTING SHORE UP POSITION. SUSPENSION GUARANTEES AND SUBSEQUENT ACTIVITIES REPRESSION MAY REBOUND GOVT DETRIMENT RATHER THAN BENEFIT. CONSIDER ARMY KEY SITUATION AND BELIEVE ARMY SITUATION AGAIN BECOMING FLUID. FLIGHT ESODICS

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CAUSED SENSATION SHOWED ARMY NOT WHOLE HEARTEDLY SUPPORTING GOVT. INDIVIDUAL ARMY OFFICERS GRIPING AT CONSTANT STATE ALERT AND BELIEVED DISSATISFACTION COULD MOUNT TO POINT ACTION IF GOVT MAKES FOOLISH MOVES IN ATTEMPT KEEP AFLOAT. SOURCES: ESPARTO, ESCHEL, ESPERANCE, ESCONSON-2.

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