GENERAL - WEEKLY EVALUATED PI ESTIMATE OF SITUATION. - SPECIFIC - PERIOD: 28 MA

Created: 6/4/1954

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SUBJECT! eekly Eraluated PI Estimate of Situation.

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Support capacity to PBSUCCESS Ope rat ions.

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the Union Sindical de Trebajsdorea

Perrocarrileros (UTP) la being encouraged and assisted by Salva do ran University students. These students, who recentlyote to President ABBfcKZ commending Guatemalan activities In Central Aaorica, are attempting to swing tho UTPimilar stand.

stated the UTP Io Increasing its anti-roanage-

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vwnt stand and expects serious difficulties. Ho predicts, however, It will takeo US days for this agitation to ireate sufficient nomentura to bringeneral strike.

Jisserts the Union is being encouraged bySHOJWT Eabassy and the Argentine Embassy. The Labor Attache of the latter Embassy has boon forced to leave Salvador because of his activities among Salvadoran labor unions.

Jetumed from Guatemalaayith the following rumorsi

well-trained Russian arrived in Guatemala viaMay tooup d' etat/

the night ofBETSeetingclassmates with the purposo of turning the

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Oovemaent overriumvirate oft Rogelio CRU2-WER, Charnand MACEOHALDolonelho ie the current Army spokesman. After accepting the Governaontal relna from ARBENZ, tho trlsmvirate would be forced to relinquish ite power to the Amy claaematos of AHBaNZ,

c* There ie mach speculation aa to the fate of Carloe Enrlous DIAZ, Chief of Guatemalan Armed Poroea, who. whileilitary Mission, Mas discovered to be Involvedraft with the President of Guatemalan Congress.

It. EEBftTIC told JUVIa II the Guatemalansars of the Russian arms at milehile halted by the rail explosion. The arms were transferred to bargee at nearby Hotagua River and taken to an unknown destination in Honduras, supposedly for the Honduran Communists. ERRATIC asserted thisvas confirmed by local VBHOOPS Ambassador.

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tated CALLIGERIS' prestige is increasing in WSBOEUT. The clandestine radio Station and the leaflets by air were cited as evidences of hie potentiality.

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plates were taking antd^cevTiniet Guatemalans from the Guatemalan border to obtain arms for an invasion of Guatemala.

reports Guatemala is completing plana for

^ war which it expects will soon begin.

U. Local papers continue to run antl-Quaternslan articles and news. The projected assassination ofIAS was given prominent attention in all local papers.

Local ODACID continues to discuss arms assistance with DTFROGS President. ist of arras desired by the latter has been submit tod by PBP3IHE Ambassador.

The PBPRIMiv Ambassador stated the Panamanian President re-ouestedf_ ^assistance in settingeeting of all Central American countries (excluding Guatemala) to diecusa

_*he Guatemalan situation. The Ambassador suggested that L Jtake no part in this proposed conference, which nightrojected Latin American Conforence. Ambassador

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