INTERIM REPORT - OPERATION SALEM (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 5/7/1954

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MEMORANDUM PORi CWH

Interimperation SALEM

la The objectives of operation SALEM were:

' To manipulate the ICFTU-ORIT into open opposition to Arbenr and tho present Guatemalan government.

corer op other covert activities of PBSUCCESS.

oatablioh an anU-Arbenx, antiM}untea*lanmechanism for propaganda purposes.

. d* To iDdlcat*Ouatemalan trade unionists that thoro were other -progressive- aources of support besides the WFTU and the Comnu-niat apparatus.

*w ity and prelinhary reports fron ODACID and KUBARK aources Indicate the following accoapUshaents:

, . - nionists in exileroerlnent role in SALEM activities.

b. The first issueonthly bulletin,EL OBRERO LIBRE, carryinganti-Arbena artiolea, was issued under the oditorchip of RubenVillatoro, leader of the Ouatemalan Trade Unlonlata in Exile. The publication will be transmitted through ORIT channela

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The exiled trade unionists marched ln the Mexican May Day Parade. anner of the OuaUmalan Exiled Trade Unionists was Photo coverage of this event was accceaallobed,

d. TlHatorc deUvered an anti-Arbenz speech which wasat the opening session of SALEM. Fiveopies were nailed throughout the Head sphere and Guatemala.

e. ront pagecoreriag SaUK vu carried In tho Mexican nevapaper with the largest cieeulation, -Morcladea-.

. tln-Aaorican representatiTe la naldna af forte

totaM the Qnatenelan Trade Onionlato in Bella aade an^ffiliate of

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