MISC RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 4/22/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

RELEASE AS SANITIZED ^

Various countries of tbo Caribbean during tho past two years havs demonstrated sufficient inter*at in support of anti-Coaownist Onatemala revolutionaries toiaeable snore-screen. C.

n3 authorized his Ambassadorto make0 for tbe purchase of planes for

The RofuB group* Although this was withdrawn after an abortiveanother group ino re-initiated conversations inthis year andesire to talk personally withcould easily finance tbe entire operation.

has likewise taken an_

active Interest ando'C_i. w

prior to the Salens Incident ofn*discussions earlybe talked such larger sues both in eras and In money, toJuly3 be sentand well-knoea gwnsah,

C* isit to Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Hicaragna, Honduras, Salvador and Cuba to disease some form of clandestine but united action against Guatemala.

In2 and early3 the formerC "

now the T

visited the so-called antiftConmunist countries of the Caribbean for the purpose of gaining support for Bufua.

has ccaaitted himself in many ways

andrecently taken several compromising steps.

Bothhare large enough personal fortunes.to permit

tbe complete becking of Bufua If they so desired.

is estimated. C. centlyeliable source that bis personal fortune is approximately

In order to implicate g* _ Jeron farther, lt lef arms manufactured In the Dominican Republicthem found in appropriate places and at the orooor time An aitewet be*ide% renewJaVteV

theldT*vay in January and then postponed because of the proximity of the OAS Conference In Caracas.

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