SPECIFIC - REPORTING OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS TO LINCOLN - RUNNING MEMORANDA

Created: 2/17/1954

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Reporting" of' Current Developments to Lincoln -Running Memoranda

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1. ktated that an Informant of hia who has contacts In thaeneral de Traba-jadores de Guatemala (CGTG) had reported that COTO leaders are seriously concerned over the failure of thethat took place before the Rational Palace. The email mmbtr ofra toreack ofhaa oaused President ABBEHZ -to oriticixe the CGTG for publicly demonstratlhg'iti weakness and inability toatisfactory pro-government demonstration. The Informant atated thatare desperate because / . thinking people are obviously turning their baoka'on them > and no longer listen to their lies and propaganda. Heby sayings "Desperationad counselorave tha Impression that these gentlemen. In their eagerness to go outurat of glory/can'wreck morereate new

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ad what he describedonfidential oonver-aatlon with Juan^LVARADO Gonzalez, member of the Partido Unlflcacion AntlcoamnTaTak- The latter atated that the recent government reprisals agalnat the opposition ware not based oh'facta, that the government waa merely trying to uncover informationuch-rumored armed movement, and that the government had failed to obtain significant information or disrupt themovement despite wholesale arrests, deportations, and Interrogations. He professed to know the following regarding the anti-government movement! when plans are completed one or two invasions will be launched from El Salvador and/or Honduras; simultaneously Internal "commando" groupa (each heavily armed and comprised ofen) will attack key military and civil government targets; arms for Internal foroea are already cached at secret sites In tha capital; principal ccaumunist loaders will be rounded up and later tried for their Crimea against Guatemala; the date of the uprlalng haa not beenIt may be soon or sometime in the future, but it ia certain and Inevitable. (Immediate source: C; Ultimate eouree: P;

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3." OnUtated (to Identity k) that according to his contacts in army circles the government of Gua temala received photostatic documents and other information relating to the alleged International armed conspiracy against Guatemala from one Jorgewho came to Guatemala from Nicaragua for the expresspurpose of revealing the plot to the government. urther stated that DELGADO had beenor the documents and other information regarding plana, personalities etc. of the alleged conspirators. However,nd his Informants are of the opinion that the documents sold by DELGADO were falsified and the government has been swindled. DELGADO Is believed to have been loosely connected with the allegedand therefore had sufficient knowledge of the plans being made by exiled Guatemalans to permit him tolausible (but untrue) story to the government and thereby enrich himself. (Immediate source: C; Ultimate source: F;

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