CABLE TO LINCOLN FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/21/1954

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AT.ayAVIER ACEVEOO ARRIAGA (WHETHER ARMY OR GUARDIA AS YET UNKNOWN) OVERHEARD TO EXCITEDLY' TELEPHONE. ARMY POST IN PUERTO BARRIOS FROM CASTENEOA/ SCENE OF ATTEMPTED REAL SAB NIGHT.AY. TOLD LISTENER GUARD IA CIVIL HAD JUST MADE CONTACT WITH LARGE* GROUP CIVILIANS AT CHAMPONA; THAT ONE GUARDIA CIVIL ANDlVILIAnS'.JEZKAKXBKA ALREADY KILLED. REQUESTED AID BE RUSHED TO QUA RO IA. CIVIL. (SOURCE

CHAMPONA IS SIDING STATION OF RAILROAD NEXT TO CASTENEDA AfvO ONLY FEW MILES FROM HONDURAN BORDER.

MINISTER DEFENSE SANCHEZ HAS JUST REQUESTED ONE ENGINE TWO COACHES FROM RAILROAD IN ORDER TO RUSH TROOPS TO CHAMPONA, J,

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