CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/17/1954

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PLU3 FACT RAILS ARE NARROW GAUGE AND ROAD GRADE FXTREHELY STEEP SEVERAL PLACES BETWEEN PUERTO BARRIOS AND CAPITALAILROAD CARS BILL be NEeDES TRMoSPORT CARGO. FOR THAT REASON 8HIPVENT BILL BE brought TO OAPITAL IN SEVERAL DRAINS,

FURTHER STATED THAT GSEuRNT GOVT ORDEREDLAT OAR8 BUT JUSTARS- EFT PUERTO BARRIOS FOR CLIVAL. TODAY, OARi} LOA DEE WITH LARGE ORATES, DIMENSIONS ANP NUMBER AS YJIT UNKNOWN. (JOVT ADVISEDq qtHEY will NOT NEED MORE FLAT CAR"^OF OPINION CRATES CONTAIN HEAVY FIELD PIECES-

OUE STOfiH WHICH STARTED BARRIOS SATURDAY IN GUT AHD CONTINUED THROUGH SUNDAY. ONLYf CRATES UNLOADED. RORKUEN ON DOCK SAY "REST VtU SE EASY" INDICATING REJOINING PORTION CONSISTS SMALL CRATESo

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LONG AS POSSIBLEo STATED IF GIVEN OPPORTUNITY WILL ATTEMPTENTIRE SHIPMENT STORED IN CARS ON RAIL SIDING AT"LA 8ARRERA" LOCATED THREE AND ONE HALF MILESBEING SVCD) EAST OF CAPITAL, AND SITUATED CLOSEBASE NAMED "ACETUNA" CURRENTLY UNDER COMPLETIONULTIMATE DESTINATION ARMAMENT, ACCORDING

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