GUATEMALAN COMMUNISTS STEP UP VIGILANCE (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 5/11/1954

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it fxpertod^UvS leaders of the Partldo Ouatenalteco del Trabajogreatly preoccupied by aotivitiee of oppositionhs eocterpnr.nothing haa been learned by toe pollco concerning thoofvevtent directed at overthrowing the present All investigations thus faren negative, despiteon the part of official agencies to obtain detailed information

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eport of tho EGT Central Connittee it is stated that during recent weekso tela, markets, railway stations.oni ports have been placed under special violence ay the partyo discover subversive iwvemante. podal eoronifleeion was ordered to oheok the mimeographed material sales of all print shops over tho past six months, and the reports of this investigation were negative. Military leaders, customs offices, and railways have been watched, but nothing unusual or auspicious has been noted.

Churches also aro Doing placed under vigilance, and theomen's organization has been ordered by the Secretary-General to copperate in this activity. Regular reports are to be su ridtted on services in all churches, and specific details are to be provided regardini- anyvhioh are considered to be against the Party's urogram or the government. Party members have been asked to be alert for attempts on the part of priests to incite armed attacks,

Lu In8 report warns ^arty rwrabors th:it they must be on the watch for any subversive novenent on the part of- osition. It is emphasised that eachoady to take uphen so requested by the Army- Efforts areade with tho -ielp of the government to unite all parties into one, to be called the "i'iionte Unico De,*tooratico ilacional".

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