GENERAL- OPERATIONAL - SPECIFIC- WEEKLY PSYCH INTELLIGENCE REPORT, 12-19 APRIL

Created: 4/19/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVI

Chief of Station, Guatemala'tC Operational

Weekly Psych Intelligence4 REFERENCE:

Due to the fact that Holy Week, which is celebrated locally from Wednesday to Sunday, fell during reporting period, this station believes that no major changes in attitudes or moods in target areas developedpril. Prom Wednesday throughalmost no newspapers eppeared and political activity waawholly suspended. Attention was concentrated on pleasure by out-of-town vacationers and on religious activities by those remaining in cities and villages.

pril, before newspapers ceased publication, the press continued to discuss the Archbishop's letter calling for an anti-Communist crusade2 April report,hein Bio ar ague, following'the alleged attempt on SOKOZA,hs approach of Hay Day' activities in which it was announced that Prea dent ARB^ grill pajtio^at;^-

i. Well informed/'and reliable individuals are of the opinion that the religious ceremonies were marked by an abnormally large attendance on the part of the faithful. There ia 3ome reason to believe that thia increased attendance la also of political importance In view of the forthright anti-Communist stand made by the Archbishop in hia pastoral letter.

. Of Interest waa the statement of an American citizen resident in Guatemala who reported that the words "Muera ARBENZ" hadur, paintedall in Antigua on Thursday and Friday, days on whloh

. that city was thronged .with people to witness the religious The mentioned individual also stated that thia waa tho flrat Instance in whiohign had boon noted in the country by her.

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