CABLE TO LINCOLN FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/13/1954

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PBSUCCESS RE: 3

ONEGROUP CAMPESINOS FROM VILLAGE IN CHIQUIMULA CLAIMED PLOT OF LANO WHICH WAS EVENTUALLY GIVEN TO DIFFERENT GROUP KXKHXKK EITHERRROR OR PURPOSELY. FIRST GROUP ATTACKED SECOND GROUP WITH MACHETES AND PISTOLS. COMMANDING OFFICER ARMY POST CHIQUIMULA FEARING INVASION FROM WSHOOFS TAKING PLACE GAVE ORDERS TO FIRE ON RIOTING CROWD OVERERSONS KILLED INCLUDING CAMPESINOS AND DAN WORKERS. MOVEMENT WAS NOT OBJECTION TO EXPROPRIATION BUT PROTEST THAT LAND GIVEN TO WRONG GROUP. SOURCE ESCHEL. . SINCE SUBMISSION OUR8 ESCHEL RECEIVEO CONFIRMATION ABOVE INFO.

COMMENT! THERE ALSO INDICATIONS COMMIES EITHER AIDED THIS OR TAKING AO VANTAGE RESULT IN EFFORT WEAKEN MARTINEZ HOLD ON DAN AND INCREASE COMMIE POWER IN AGRARIAN MOVEMENT.

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