CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/2/1954

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UNECORRESPONDENCE

ADDRESSEDTO PINTO JUAREZ, GUATEMALAN MINISTER,

SWETZtRLAND.

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correspontence consists of letter fr0vc_ o juarez forwarding envelope containing offers of materiel to be transmitted personallyuarez to president of guatemala. juarez reported departing switzerland forune,

following materiel offers included:

a.nusedeconditioned shervick tractors* these described as specially designed heavy tractors including principal components of sherman mark he twks manufacturedicker^-arustrongngland. tractors currently in tanganyika where They have been shipped for British government agricultural

2 JUNE)

NOW ABANDONED. OFFER IS ON

0EE ENFIELD RIFLES COMPLETE WITH BAYONET* SCABBARD SLING,3 BALL AWIMITiCi TO EACHHESE ARMS DESCRIBED AS BEING FORMERLY PROPERTYATO GOVERNMENT WHOSE ARMY HAS NOW BEEN REEQUIPPED WITH AMERICANIFLES READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT WITH BALANCE TO TAKE APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS TO COiJPLETE PACKING. AttfUNtTIOi. PACKED IN REGULATION BRITISH AMMUNITION fttJOEEN BOXES.ND4 IN BRITISH GOVT ORDNANCE FACTORY-

MAUSER RIFLES MODELOMPLETE WITHAND SLING, TOGETHER WITHILLtON2

HERMAN TANKS*. OFFERTANKS CAN BE ACQUIRED FROMUROPEAN GOVT STRAIGHTTANK REG IUE NTUNS ANDM GUN, TVfOALIBER AND ONEALI8ER ENGINES ARE CONTINENTAL RADIALINEIKCLUDES ONE MILLION ROUNDSALIBER AIJLWETION BOTHAND TRACER AND INCENDIARY TYPES* AN INQUIRY MUSTOVT OR ICR OR, ALTERNATIVELY, AN ORDER BACKED BY CASH

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RIVATE FIRM POSSESSING AN IMPORT PERMIT.

FFERS NOTED PARA 3ABOVE ON PLAIN PAPER TOATTACHED CALLING CARD OF

SOURCE AGREES IN PRINCIPLE PROVITJH DOCUMENTATION NOTEDEF, REQUEST HQS COMMENT AND fi|imaanFNF PPPfiQTft ORIGINATING OTHER AREAS, POUCHING DOCUMENTATION NOTED ABOVE*

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