CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 4/27/1954

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REPORTED FOLLOWING OBTAINED FROM

JGUARDIA DE HONOR: THE SECOND

COMPANY (SIC) LEFTPRIL FOR PUERTO BARRIOS. THEY TOOK FOUR ARMOURED TRUCKS, FOUR MACHIFCAL, THREEALp FOUR TANKS, TWO ANTI-TANK GUNS, TOO ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS FROM SECOND HEAVY WEAPONS REGIMENT, CZECH RIFLES, AND FOUR MACHINEAL.

MCCORMICK STATES ABOVE INFO PROBABLYESPERANCEPRIL

OSBURNT GOVT CONCERNED SITUATION WSHOOFS BORDER. ARMY SEIZING REINFORCEMENTS ZACAPA REGION.

k. MCCORMICK RETURNEDPRIL from TRIP ZACAPA AREA WITH COLONEL GONZALEZ SIGUI AND OTHER HIGH RANKING USBURNT ARMY OFFICERS AND ADVISEO:

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0o ONE RIFLE PLATOON OFEN STATIONED AT ESQUIPULAS.

C* ONE RIFLE PLATOON OFEN STATIONED AT FLORIDA. ABOVE TROOPS FROM ZACAPA TO PATROL BORDER ROAOS FROM WSHCCFS, THEY ARE ROTATED TO ZACAPA EVERY THREE MONTHS. ARMY ATTACHE3 6ASICALLY UNCHANGED

5, ON TRIP TO ASUNCION UlTA TO OBTAINATA, ESPERANCE WAS STOPPED QUESTIONED BY GUARD IA CIVIL ANDOAM'; THiRO MILITARY ZONE* ESPERANCE SENSED GENERAL ALERT JUTIAPA AREA* DETAILS AND COt.-LIO DATA BEING POUCHED. ARMY ATTACHE ADVISED ONE PLATOON OFEN AT FOLLOWING PLACES TO PATROL ROAOS FROM DTFROGS: ASUNCIGN MITA; YUP1LTEPEUUE; JALPATAQUA; ANDA PA 0

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