CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/21/1954

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IN CONVERSATIONN EVENINGAY HE MADE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS WITH KtfJPECT BREAK RELATIONS NICARAGUA-GUATEMALA ANO ARRIVAL ARMS CARGO AT PUERTO BARRIOS:

NICARAGUA'S ACTION VENEZUELANWAIT AND SEE POLICY BEFORE BECOMING INVOLVED IN

DEVELOPMENT WOULD MOST LIKELY RESULT INEXCHANGE AMBASSADORS GUAT AND VENEZUELA.

EVENTS GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA ASBOLD INITIATIVE SOVIETS WHILE DEMOCRACIES STAND?JOTHING. PREDICTS PANAMA ALSO IN FOR TROUBLE WITHMOST LIKELY.

0. WITH RESPECT ARMS CARGO HE. MUST TAKE LEAD IN CALLING FOR MEETING OF MINISTERS. SAID VENEZUELAN GOVT ffOULD WELCOME SUCH ACTION BUT INITIATIVE MUST COME . AS

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ONLY COUNTRY WHICH CAN SUPPLY NECESSARY LEADERSHIP. HE BELlEVEO

SIMILAR FEELINGS EXISTS OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES EXCEPT MEXICO, ARGENTINA ANO COSTA RICA.

SAID GUAT ARGUMENT IT HAO TO BUY ARMS WHERE IT COULD, NOT SATISFACTORY EXPLANATION SATELLITE ORIGIN ARMSSINCE OTHER SOURCES SPECIFICALLY BELGIUM WERE OPEN TO THEM.

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