MEETING ON 25 MAY BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF STATE, USIA, AND CIA REPRESENTATIVES (W

Created: 5/26/1954

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SUBJECTi Meeting onay Between Department of State, USIA, and CIA Representatives

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2. Tho purpose of the SUBJECT was to discussi

of getting better. pross coverageGuatemalan situation;

discuss coordinationcf propatranda efforts of USIA

3*stated that CIA ia worried about no we etoriee writ-

ten by correspondents of the Hew Tork Times and. newspapers in Guatemala because such stories are not in the best Interest of. and are widely disseminated In Latin America. He sug ostod that the Department of State might have means of rectifyingituation. State Department and USIA representatives decidedable would be sent to the PAO and. Ambassador in Guatemala telling of certainnews reports emanating from Guatemala and my* the PAO to make every attempt to inspire enlightened coverage. press frominside Guatemala. Another State Department representative suggested that the Department should try to encourage the "right sort" of newspapermen to go into Guatemala.

that USIA push the "line" that the USSR

has intervened in Guatemala and that Guatemala, in turn.the internal affairs of Hioaragua and Honduras,bur-

all by State. Times suggesting an Soitorial ro Guatemala. policy might be beneficial. Apparently State is alreadysuch action.

5. Throughout the SUBJKCT, the USIA representative. Mr. Edmund Murphy, stated that USIA had not been kept informed of the Department of State position and, consequently, has found, and continues to find it almostto carryustained propaganda campaign re Guatomala.

6*that too bast way to carry out above

Para.ould beto meetegular basis with

Mr. Kurphy and Kiss Keahy, alsoUSIA,epresentative of the Department of State. Tho objective of such aa*tings would be to attempt to assure both IISIA and CIA field representatives of knowledge of the. Oovemment policy. Theee communications to the Field would also keep CIA officers Informed of overt action to be takon by USIA.

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