tft HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE IN FULL
MWCaAHDM rCRt arle
SpMlal Assistant to tho Dlrector Pal todInf onuUon Irencj Wuhl-ctoB, D. C.
SUBJECTcoup la liearagmaj possible invol-.
a ant of foeen GiTuiiwant.
X hero jeet noted your now poller note dated Aprilabjaoti Disorders In Blcararoa. Ala nota provide* ee followi "Madia requested to glv* minim-en treatment wlUiout euniaat ta raporta persona i- plicated In plot against mcsragnan president hare bean liven sanctuary in Onataaalsn embassy in Kanaroa." If tbis waa preparad on the basis af our recant discussion of thlaboaU like to paint oat that the nota oould poeelblr ba misleading to the recipients end suggest the addition of certain
Tt le myxplained to you what Xtba state Departnant to have In Kind as racarda this incident ooBMwnat as fellowsi Tha attempted ooop againat Soaota's regime and aora eepeclaUy tba indl cat tone thaa far received of Oust mealan gov-erQaestal involvement, afford what appears ateant ta ba an extremely important opportunity totha lltaaMllsil regime under the OAS snU-Coaeronlet reeolvtloiu However, investigation la by no Hearts complete and It is lnportant that for the atsatttt ths incident not be overplayed and not bobject of interpretation and Interpolation by our overt nedie. Tba reeeon* for this are. In the order of their larportanoei
a* Tha neoeaeity to avoid assunptions or eonolaelcoa in our overt propaganda which could be disproved by tha Guatemalans, thereby casting discredit upon the entireof their lnvolveasat snd interventlan.
b. The aeeirebility of refrainingraautor* play of thia incident since this cculd hare tha affect of dieelpatlng the Impactubsequent official charge against Qnatemals.
It would beracor*Modat1on that thaand pertlcelarly incldeata relatedch appear to involve
a played aa straight Bams and without tooajli
daSSon of tha State
mxra neb firm evidence es we are seeking to develop* aa tovnether Guatemala haa eommltted an Indictable offense In thia regard.
FKJJTK Q. KISUrK
Deputy Direotor (Plans)
C/PP V/Original document.