CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/3/1954

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ON DAYAY, CHANCED UPON SUILAX AIRPORT. SPOKE TO THEM SEPARATELY, POINTING OUT GUATEMALA FACING SERIOUS MOMENT. AMERICAN PEOPLE DETERMINED ELIMINATE COWIUNISM IN GUATEMALA. AMERICAN IN TOWN ANXIOUS MAKE POSITION CLEAR TO THEU.

SMI lax ANdQ BVIOUS PANIC. BOTH INDEPENDENTLY, 8ut IN ALMOST IDENTICAL TERMS, REFUSED MEETING THE AMERICAN "WHO CANNOT TELL u3 ANYTHING WE DO NOT ALREADY KNOW"

" 'VIZ1 QUE NOSODER",.

ON RETURN2 JUNE,SUILAX EN ROUTE"WHICHCONTinucu3MILAX PARRIED ALL EFFORTS INVITEMEETING WITH AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE.

k NEXT MEETING PAGE/SWALLOW SCHEDULEDUNE. WILL SERVE PURPOSE DESRIEFINC SWALLOW RE HIS ESTIMATE SITUATION,

IT IS FORBIDDEN TOOPY OF THIS MESSAGE Copy No.

AINE 5^

5o SWALLOW CONVINCED SMI LAX AND^ REPORT AIRPORT EXCHANGE TO ARBENZ. FIELD COMMENT:

A, ANY SUBSEQUENT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IN MEETING "AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE" PRESUMABLY GOVT CONTROLLED MOVE. DESIGNED EITHER LEARN AMERICAS TERMS OR IMPLICATE UNITED STATES ACTIVITIES INIMICAL GUAT SECURITY. SHALL INSTRUCT SWALLOW NOT PURSUE EFFORTS AND, IF APPROACHED, STATE AMERICAN LEFT GUATEMALA,AVING BEEN LAST ATTEMPT ENGAGE HIGH COMMAND MEM8ERS IN FRANK EXCHANGE VIEWS. HENCEFORTH TERMS TORESENTED ON TAKE ST OR LEAVE IT BASSS. if SWALLOW AMENABLE, PROPOSE SUGGEST TO HIM HE HANDLE FURTHER DEFECTION EFFORTS OUR BEHALF, CONCENTRATING ON SMI LAX.

AVAILABLE EVIDENCE REGIME AT BAY BUT DETERMINED

FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL SHORT OF OUTRIGHT INTERVENTION, UNITED STATES

COULD IMPLEMENT FOLLOWING UNILATERAL MOVES PRIOR OAS CONFERENCE:

DEMONSTRATE SOLIDARITY WITH OPPOSITION, EXPRESSING

HOPES ARRESTEES NOT SUBJECT TO TORTUREo

2, IMMEDIATELY DECLARE BATTLE ACT APPLICABLE TO a

GUATEMALA SINCE ITS REGIME NOW DEMONSTRABLY COMMUNIST,

3o REEXAMINE ISSUE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IN PUBLIC

LIMELIGHT*

REFUSE NEGOTIATE UNITED FRUIT ISSUE* WITH ARBENZ REGIME, IMPLYING ITS SPAN OF LIFE ABOUT ENDED,

UNE 5^

C, UNITED STATES PRESTIGE ON TRIAL INYANKEE INTERVENTION ISM IS IMMATERIAL AND CONSTRUED HERE AS PRETEXT FOR VACILLATION,, NO INFORMEDOMMUNIST GUATEMALAN DOUBTS THAT REGIME AGRESSIVELY CHALLENGING UNITED STATES ON KREMLIN CODERS. CULUATIVE EFFECT APPARENT UNITED STATES IRRESOLUTION AND PBSUCCESS SETBACK LIABLE 8RINO ABOUT COMPLETE DEMORALIZATION RESISTANCE ELEMENTS,,

60 ROGRAM UNDER PAGE REVIEW IN LIGHT RAPIDLYOPS SECURITY CONDITIONS AND LIKELIHOOD FURTHER SIGNIFICANT SECESSIONS WILL CEASE PENDING PBSUCCESS DAMAGE AND EMERGENCE STRONG AND UNCOMPROMISING UNITED STATES STAND0 BANNISTER NO COMMENTo

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