KUGOWN - OFFER OF GUATEMALAN LAND TO SALVADORAN SETTLERS

Created: 5/9/1954

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CiA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

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Offer of Onatemalon Land to Salvadaran Settlers

M 9 for bringing referenced item to our attention. We agree that this offer night impress people in your area in an undesirable way, especially if this offer is actually implemented and given further publicity.

2. We sueeeot that you counter it through any suitable outlet, cpproalo, telv along the following limes* "Guatemala is offering land to Salvadorans because it Rencountering increasing difficulties in getting Guatemalans to accept it* see the incident ln CMquimulaen were killed and many injureduarrol orar land distribution. The (kmaunists who control the Guatemalan Department of Salvadorans against the "natives". Salvadorans ahoald think twice before making use of this offer* since it comesommunist odcunixrtretion which is encountering mounting opposition and since the land in question has been taken sway from otherhe question ia how long theImmigrants oould enjoy their new homos toads. Un the other hand, if the Arbena-Ccmnuniet regime should stay in power for any length of time, they would undoubtedly toko away again the Land now distributed, forcing the peasants into collective^fama snd state farms, as the cccrainiste have done in all countries where they came to power. Do Salvadoran campesinos want to repeat tha bitter expori.nces of tho peasants In Russia, Poland, JMngory, Rumania, Bulgaria and now also inlou are, of eourse, free to adapt this brief outline to your local situation and to tho requirements of whatover outlet you are using.)

3. We are advising Giiatenala Station at the eaae time about this matter. Informed about whatever action you may ttke and any furtherfleant

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