CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/30/1954

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DIRECTOR 'Rom NOOLN 'Ction OH (PBS)

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FY I SUoVS A, , SUB PARAGRAPHS ALLIGERIS AS MEMBERS OF GROUP MERITING ABSOLUT"VJhC HAD REQUESTED SECRET MEETING t'lTH HIM IN DTFROGS FORAY. HOWEVER, OID NOT APPEAR GIVING REASON INCREASE SECURITY MEASURES PREVENTED THEIR ATTENDING MEETING. AT FIRST REVIEVJ HQS CONSIDERED MEETING WAS POSSIBLY AN AMBUSH FOR CALLIGERIS. FURTHER EXAUINA-TION AVAI LADLE INFOERE INTIMATE FRitNOS OF CALLIGERISAS STUDENT UNOER HIM ONE HUE AT ESCUELA POLITECHICA.

PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THIS ISDE GROUP IVHlCH LINC BELIEVES SHOULD BE OEFECTED IN PLACE AS CONTEMPLATED BY YOJ.

Jo URTHER CLARIFIED SUGGEST YOU CONSIDER AS SPLINTER GROUP AND ATTEMPT ESTABLISH CONTACT INDEPENDENTLY^ 3USING INFO PROVIDED INBOVE AS ENTRE TO ESTABLISH BONA FIDE

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LIAISON WITH CALLIGERIS. LATTER SHOULD DE HANDLED BY CLEAN CUTOUT CHOSEN AT YOUR DISCRETION AND SUGGEST FOR YOURUSE OF ESPERANCE.

li* TO OUR KNOWLEDGE CALLIGERIS VERY ANXIOUS TO DEVELOP THIS GROUP AND DESIPES TO KNOW QUICKEST FACTS RE MEETING IN DTFROGS. BELIEVE YOU SHOULD ASSUME POSITION THAT CUTOUT ACTING AS INTERMEDIARY FOR CALLIGERIS FOR ABOVE PURPOSE.

<j0 SUGGEST YOU DIRECT CUTOUTS EFFORTS TC EFFECT SOONEST DEFECTION WITH AIRCRAFT SUBUSEF PURSUANT TO PROCEDURE IN1) (ESPERANCE BEING PILOT REASON FOR ABOVEAKING STRONG APPEAL THAT FLIGHT THIS TIME WOULD SERVE MOST POWERFUL INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION HE OR THEY COULD MAKE AS IVOULO HELP GALVANIZE WSBURNT ARMED FORCES TO OPPOSE COMMUNIST REGIME.

6. ABOVE FOR YOUR INFO AND SUGGEST GUIDANCE. PLS DE ASSUREO LINC HAS COMPLETE CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT FCR YOUR CAPACITY TO INTERPRET THESE DEVELOPMENTS IN BEST INTEREST PBSUCCESS* SUGGESTED TREATMENT AS SEPARATE GROUP FROM PAGE AND SEMANTIC IS BASED UPON RECOGNITION THIS GROUP FUNDAMENTALLY PRO-CALLIGERIS BUT NOT KNOWN TO BE TIEDRESENT ASSETS* APPRECIATE .iElNG KEPT FULLY INFORM ED <,

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