OPERATIONAL - FRANCISCO MORAZAN, CARLOS BRACAMONTE (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 4/27/1954

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LINCOLN

Chief of Station, Guatemala^.. INFO; Chief,perational

Franoiaoo MORAZAN, Oarloa BRACAMOHTE

Enclosed for Lincoln and Headquarters ia one oopyemorandum prepared by Mr. William L. KRIPO, Counselor of Embaaay,

2. Segarding tho Captain BRACAMONTE mentioned in the attachment, he is believed Identical with Captain Carloa BRACAMONTE Morales who was reported1 torotege of ARBEHZ and widely rumored to hare been one of the assassins of Col, ARANA ln In5 this aame BRACAJDNTE waa reported to havo purchased the finca Arcpa Provinoiaa. looated near Es-culntla, together with Antonio VlLANOVA, brother-in-law of ARBNEZ, Franoiaoo MORAZAN and Franoiaco BARILLAS,

5, Thla station la inclined to be extremely doubtful with regard to MORAZANs alleged fall from grace, ESPERASCB has received unoonf lrmed information indicating that HORAZAH nowsedret office" somewhere as yet unknown to us, Vo are inclined to suspect that MORAZAN, an individualong record of association with ARBENZ, may be engaged in some special task for the President, It is possible thatask might bo the formationew secret service.

4* tttefflPtlne to obtain further information regarding AHBETJZ* relations with MORAZAN end BRACAMONTE and will keep LINCOLN and Headquartera advised.

Cla ra M, Keagey

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SUBJECT: Political Gossip

FROM: William L. Krieg, Charge d'Affaires ad interim

Confirming ajjrevious report

1 told me this afternoon Major rranciaco Morazan, iw-merl/pereonal secretary to President Arbena, has falleti from favor and has been relegatedery minor administrative position connected with the Presidential household. He no longer has personal aceeas to the President.

In contrast, Captain Bracamonte,who was recentlyfrom his position aa assistant private secretary to the President, ia now reported to be gradually regainingavor. It will be recalled that Major Morazan, Captain Bracamonte and Antonio Vilanova, Mrs. Arbens1 brother, have been associatedumber of business deals involving the purchase of farm properties.

that.inr.hia opinion. President Arbens

onvinced Communist. Whether he is aboard-holdingthe party Ison to wonder

whether we could afford to permit Arbens to fill out his term of office and said that he saw no other solution than an armed uprising. Unfortunately, the Opposition leaders were mostly abroad and those who remained were -thoroughly intimidated. Re quoted Horaclo de Cordova, who used to have an anti-Communist radio program and who was picked up by the police and forcibly deported to Mexico, as saying that he never again wished to have anything to do with politics. He had apparently been very roughly treated by the police.

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