PBSUCCESS - COL. CARLOS ENRIQUE DIAZ, GUATEMALAN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES

Created: 5/14/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM* RELEASE AS SAN ITIZEDSjjSmtl

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FOR: Chief, Western Hemisphere Division

PBSUCCESS

Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz, Guatemalan Chief of Armed Forces

work will be furnished by him;

however, the followingcleral picture of efforts at the attempted defection of subject in Caracas.

2. The writer arrived at Caracas as scheduled on9 May. arrived the same day in the aft*

although he said no uua to wiange his arrangements in Panama.

in close contact

with the locai ijia manager and was aovisec when subject and his group reached Kaiquetia onay.

ii. Original contact betweenand subject went off

as scheduled, rfhen the group arrived at, the desk of the Hotel Taman

of the sane day in the barber shop. The subject agreed to athe next day, but did not keep the appointment. It

was obvious from there on that subject was determined to avoid1 at all events.

TheC Jmade his last pitch on the morning of Wednesday,ay, when ne encountered the subject's aide, Lt. Debroy, in the lobby of the hotel. Debroy said he would speak to the subject, but no results cane from the request.

that subject was avoiding him because of extreme embarrassment at being discovered traveling with his mistress. This might be true; however, the writer has two other reasons to offer: a) one of the officers traveling with subject might be doing so to check on his activities, on instructions either from Arbenz or from subject himself; b) subject might not have wanted to seeunder any circumstances.

The mechanics of tho operations could not have worked out better, t hile not briefed in detail, indicated hia willingness to cwpC*-ate and C n his own initiative, lined up an alternate cut-out working toafe-house.

The writer feels that, though the objective of the operation was not attained, everything possible within the limits of good security was done to achieve success.

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