OPERATIONAL - GUATEMALAN INVOLVEMENT IN PLOTTING AGAINST NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS

Created: 4/30/1954

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Ouatemalan Involvement ln Plotting Ap.ainst Nicaragua and Honduras

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1, There follows the contentsemorandum prepared by Mr, John C. HILL, Second Secretary of Embassy, concerning the above subject and dated

ource of Liberal association Insisted to mo again today that there would soon be another plot againet General SOMOZA in Nioaragua and that there would aleolot against both President QALVEZ and General CARIAS ln Honduras. This source claimed that the Guatemalan Government waa heavilyln the recent plotting against President SOMOZA. He mentioned that Dr. IBARRA Mayorga, one of the principal plotters, had been in Guatemala from Decemberad seen President ARBENZ and other Communist and politicalf igurea. IBARRA Mayorga, Incidentally, had also been ln Guatemala ineek before Colonel Pranoisco Xavier ARANA, the Chief of the Armed Forces whotumbling blook In ARBENZ* drive toward the Presidency, was assassinated.

"The source further atated that Adolfo BAJ-'Z Bone, another of the conspirators, hadlasamate of President AHBENZ at the Eaouela Politecnlca, the local West Point. BAEZ Bone had beenarge aum ofad previously been mentioned by the source) to finance the ooup against SOMOZA and some of the arms are atlll in Merida, Mexico. Augustine ALPARO, another of the oonapirators, had also recently been in Guatemala.'1 8. The source of the above information is not known to thle station.

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