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Chief ofMlX^"md INFO: Chlof,
Current "olltloal Picture, Ouatemala
1. As wo reported In our first cablehe Agrariani arty .ias never more than press speculation at any tine and at present it appears even the local press ls rapidly losingin and whatever enthusiasm formerly existed for theorarty. Thus, It appeara the efforta of -'randscooncea to formarty will have little if
In compliance with the request made in^lify our
prevloSs cable and to state whether or not the "Independents are actually Coi^unist, we submit the following. "irst of all those PAH Deputies who have sef. themselves up as Independents are the same five Dseutiea who were expelled from the party some tlae For the benefit of the reader their names aro set forth
Francisco rernando FERiiAli.viZ Fonceaoae "elipe DADOM Harlo PAIZ hovaloa Salvador ClilCAS Carrillo
3. An orderly "unity" ^on^ress of the FAR was
uring one o* triealf-hearted, vague invitation Ans extended to tho five above-named Deputlus to return to thoho PAR. As could be expected, tho Invitation went unnotlc* by the five es they wero abaent froa tho Congress and, according to ES3CIC, would have refused the invitation even though they were pres. :it.
It. ach of tho five obove-namod Deputies haa at oner other
cia shoe', with tho Communists here over matters pertaining to each of their personal political ambitions; howovcr, none haa ever openly clashedh the Cotruinlsts on any question involving political idcolo y. ^'or that reason lt is not possible to state that any of then is nntl- or pro-Com.-nunist. It is the conaus of the politicalro that each la liorsonally ambitious anS each isabout at present for somethin* which will ensuroomfortable livingolitical future.
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an cxar-iloeraor.nl clash with the Communists here, weof one of thoutles, Alvaro Hugo SALOUIiKO, whobeen accused of being an "Intellectual author" ofpecial ^on.^rossional Investigating CommitteeCorvtunlst Partv of sabota^Sns hisar.ipoi.Tr. for
'ionss as noil as those of Sres. GA'ruz andtorgea.
oxfin'plGersonal clash with the Communists isof" Pranclsco Fernando PisRKAUBliZ Poncoa who afterthat all of the political parties wore destined toin the Communist movement Immediately became thear: attack by Tribune Popular who without actually naming himtc him as'on'e"'oY the "irresponsible elements" currentlypolitical scone locally. The Com.-aunlots obviouslyit to ill-timed outburstsn the hen completely under tho Influence of alcohol. 'J-'o put
it xildV-', he was" roaring drunk when he xude his staler-sent, to the effect ail political parties were destined to be submerged in tho Communlnt movement,
Eisriend is one or the other expelled A3 deputies, JoseCDOU. The latter rushed to tho assistance ofandesult drew the Communist orath hlit.self. 'ftie Communists publiclyed imUl-rii of atter.ptin; to "shake down" local autodefers for several thousands of dollars. Units?r-alers dorvitod to his ooffora, DAPT' -Ii threatened toill through Congress w'%.ich wouldofiuito limitation on tho amount ofnny auto narts dealer xslf.ht realize. The Communists refused to supnort DftRMH inhis roo.uoot for s. notion which would exonerate himhe blackball charges.
two remaining o were exoolledrio Paand Salvadorarl Ho. th were run out of theopposing the candidacy of Jiarca Antonio PHAECO Chacon for"of Conrrsss. *hisuchcuommunistcm-unl3ts, alonith the reft of the'-'ront,CO Chacon. Tie reasonICA3 Carlllo epposecandidacy waa tottio Cffiananiatn.
t. ,'ron thot would appear none o* tho expelled fceputie has much love in his heart sjorsonally for tho iViether or not nny of the rive has any deep-rooted politicalor apposing the ^omreunlsts or .torportiiosis Is unknown.
9. Currently there ar^ approximately fifteen dissident t'Y.-'uticsnowhemselvesnumber, five
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arc -ihe clove-describedrOK thosi*ta aro
Crom thoand three or .four from the Kenovncion "acional. JoljaezB0tto would like to brim; the dissidents togot'uir In one party but to date haa had li'-tle success :'uo to the principal factoi he coiomands (and each of the dissident Deputies as well) tooollow in.:, nve been tol- by BSJ'OU&ER and byhat each Deputy Is personally ambitious. -ach isabouta can pl-ice his influence to the best advantage personally to him. /lies of OuriCIZl Indicate that none of the expelled Deputies is aWovo accepting graft. To "late we have been unable to ascertain whethvr or not the expellees heve any relations with0 and lit
Those Peputies who have been expelled from the FAB still attendsslons. The fact they are now calling themselves Independentso affect on their income and theystill receive their regular salary from the government,ave no contact with the expellees as yet but areooans to approach them although we are not too confident such will bo feasible.
At the risk o: repeating but for background Information to tho reader no reltoruto our previous comment to thent thoso fiveeputies named inere reinstated during tho PaR convention and one of them, Jose David MA^AHI-OjS, wascretary of Municipal Affairs of the party. Also,
so:ne propose was sade durin- the convention toward restoring party harmony. Julio "STRATA de lc. hoz waa re-elected Secretary Oeneral o^ the party and dumberto'iarez andTTir'Z wero elected Secretary of Organ!n and member of the Political Co-mittec respectively.
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