CABLE TO LINCOLM, (DELETED) FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 4/17/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM ^ RELEASE AS SANITIZED

INCOMING CABLE

LINCOLN,C

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TO: J? INFO: DIR YBAT PBSUCCESS

ONE SIX APRILC REQUESTED ODACID CHIEF,AND MAGOFFIN TO COME TO HIS RESIDENCE. ON ARRIVALTHAT WHILE GUARDIA SEARCHING COASTAL AREA FORTHEY MET THO PEOPLE, JOSEFA ANTONIA SALINAS DE NOVOA AND

CATARINOO, BOTH COASTALHOSUBMARINE PERISCOPES. FORMER REPORTED SIGHTING PERISCOPEAPRILHICH REMAINED MOTIONLESS FOR FEW MINUTES ANDSEEN NEAR PORT OF LOS ClGANTFS WHICH ISDEEP HARBOR ALTHOUGH NOT SHOWN ONC_ tfAPS. LATTER

YEAR OLD FISHERMAN WHO REPORTED SEEING TWO PERISCOPES AT REGULAR INTERVAL NEAR COAST, BOTH MOVING AND HEADING OUT TO SEA IN REGULAR FORMATION, DOES NOT RECALL DATE BUT WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

THESE STORIES FACT NOT FANCY.C AS PHOTOS OF WITNESS, SIGNED STATEMENTS, PHOTOS OF AREA AND HAS PROVIDED GUARDIA WITH CAMERAS IN COASTAL AREA IN HOPES OF GETTING PICTURES TO DETERMINE IDENTITY.

DUE TO PRESENCE OF ODACID CHIEF AND FIRST SECRETARY WHO ARE UNAWARE OF WASHTUB, WAS UNABLE TO DISCUSS TIMING OF RELEASE J. WILL DO SOPRIL.

DUE-INNOCENCE ODACID CHIEF RE WASHTUB MAGOFFIN PROMISED.TO QUERYC J& PRESENCE PBPRIME SUBMARINES IN AREA.ABLE REPLY SOONEST.

5.C -JHAVE MAGOFFIN COPIES OF STATEMENTS AND NEGATIVES OF PICTURES. WILL POUCH STATEMENTS AND PRINTS TO LINC SOONEST.

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