NEWSCLIP RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 4/28/1954

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2 radio items.

It has been obvious before that Guat CPconcentratesarge extent upon the UNITED FRUIT COMPANY and its alleged or real misdeeds. Attached clippings add tvo new angles!:

evsn Radio Moscow gets into the act

ForMin Torlello attempts to bring PRESID; EISENHOWER into this campaign, alleging that the Pres.tand different from that of] the State Dept, attacking at the same time the State Dept, "controlled by agents of the UFCO" and ita by implication also thewho is depicted as being ignorant of what his government is doing and admitting this Ignoranceoreign.

All this might be none of ourn the other hand, the fact that Guat now drags the President into its campaign, may provide usuitable opening toequest to the State Dept to at least postpone representing the Interests of UFCO for the time being.

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(TEXT) MEWTo'A "NEW YORK TIMES" CORRESPONDENT THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT REJECTED THE UNITED STATES NOTE ASKING COMPENSATION FOR THE LAND EXPROPRIATED FROM THE UNITE" FRUIT COMPANY. THE NEWSPAPER STRESSES THAT THE ACTION OF THE UNITED STATES STATE DEPARTMENTEW ATTEMPT AT INTERFERENCE IN GUATEMALAN INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

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foreign minister guillerko toriello garrido opened his press conference yesterday with the following statementt "the guatemalan government flatly rejects, in the most categorical way, theclaim presentedhe united states state department im connection with the expropriation of united fruit company land. this claim is simply another effort to intervene openly add brazenly in the internal affairs of guatemala." -

"pressn due time, reported on the note fromote which was skilfully summarized by foreign minister toriello in his press conference in the following WORDS: "acents CF the united fruit company who have cained access TO the united states state department, claim that they souls be given special treatment, to the the detriment OF our sovereignty and with osvious (injusticeuatemalans benefiting from the agrarian reform law."' fore inc minister toriello then added: "we said (in thend we reaffirm now that the agrarian reform lawaw of the republic, applicable equally to natural or artificial persons, to guatemalan,OP foreigners (words

indubitably, the most sensational declaration made by foreinc minister toriello WAS the revelation OF the terms OF hisX2mL'. "TtH p':"ST^t rTC.7Mwr.vr'; ft prv: dftys before sr.

TcTTTLLCi cck BvETtHE ministry OF foreign affairs: xplained to THE very worthy president OF the united states the way in which the fruit company operates im guatemala. all the contracts which it HAS, its concessions, and SO forth. president eisenhower DID not rpt not conceal his amazement and expressed his disapproval of this situation."

but THERE is more sr. toriello garrido ccitikued* "general eisenhower said THAT THINGS cculd not rpt notiLXUS

" JULWW that"hebWIIj Tropcs'E^TftnsEKTXOtrired committee,

which would COT rpt NOT ee connected with the state department, to discuss amd TRY tc solve THE situation."

SR. toriello tcl^ T'lE guatemalan and foreign press conrresponbents in his office that, taking advantage of THAT opportunity, he told the president OF the united states that in THE state department there ARE stockholders cf THE fruit company (wordscr relatives of persons WHO have interests IN this company AND that the LAW office ikecretary of state john foster dulles worked defended THE irca (ASIK ME'/ york. "therefore. it is myR. toriello concluded. "THAT action WAS taken without THE consent of president eisenhower.

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