INFOP LOANS (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 2/14/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM,

MEMORANDUM FCRiIN FULL

Kenneth S.

eaorandua fron Colonel A. E. McCormiclc to

6ntitled iiirwhotographic records of loans made by INFOP,arbon copyheet enUtled "Explanatory Notes to Acccmpany Cbarta Indicating PerUal Ust ofranted by INFOP" also attachedery rough draft of notes and data obtained froa tbe files of the Guatemala Station concerning various individuals to whom loans were made during the indicated period. These typewritten notes were prepared by Adrian B, HDWELL of the Guatemala Station.

Is desired to point out that these records mightfor EKJCWNxposing the identity ofhave borrowed money from INFOP. It oust be realised,the complete records must not be published nor shouldIndividual sheet thereof be published because to dojeopardize thef the Military Attache. It mayhowever, to use In connection with the KDSCWNor ln publications, data gleaned from theseis, exposing Individual persons on occasions. It would

erious mistake, in my opinion, to ever expose the documents themselves.

believe that the Military Attache, Colonelanother copy of these documents, but the ones attachedthat were Intended for the Embassy files and .theycourse, be returned. It Is requested that pbotographaat LINCOLN of all of the attached documents Includingnotes and thereafter all of theae documents be sent

Ztation ordor that we may retaintthe'notes prepared by KIDWELL and return the memorandum from Colonel McCoralck to Mr. Krleg and the related documents to the Bnbassy flies. It win bo appreciated if attention can be given to this and the documenta returned in the next pouch.

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EXPLANATORY NOTES TO ACCOMPANY CHARTS INDICATINGffP OF LOANS GRANTED BY IMFOP DURXjiQ LQffo

Attachedartial list of persons receiving loans

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ofor more from the Instltuto/Fomento de lo Producclon (EfFOP) during thethe action taken on the loans. The terra "retirada" neans that the loan was approved by INFO? too late to be of use to the applicant, who therefore refused it. "Pendiente resolu-cion dendicates that approval of the loan isaction by the Gerente General.

General terms for INFOP loans are that the individual roust possess assets equivalent to athe value of the loan and tbat the loan must bo repaidhree-year period in annual paymentshe value of the loan. In the majority of cases payments are overdue, and in the oases of those influential in the present Administration repayment Is almost entirely dependent upon the individual*

A check of the files reveals the following information

concerning individuals who are Included on the list*

Salvadorreasurer of Guatemalan Society of Authors and Composers of Music, founded1 (February), Reported in3 to be planning to import Russian filmsexican theater owner,

Juan Antonio ACEVEDOx-National Deputy; member pro-

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government Partido Napional Renovacion (RNJ.

Jacobo ARBENZresident of Guatemala.

Mariano AREVALOrother of ex-president of Guatemala, Juan Jose AREVALO Bermejo; former administrator of National Fincaa; occasional participant in "peace" movement,

Francisco BARILLASember of Executive Directorate of INFOP; manager of ARBENZ* finca "El Cajon". In3 it vas reported that Antonio VILANOVA, Carlos BRACAHONTE, Francisco MORAZAN and Francisco BARILLAS hadinca southwest of Escuintla. It was suspected at the time that they may have been responsibleave of burnings and lootings in that area which caused the selling price of fincas in that area to be substantially lowered.

Carlos A. BRACAMOHTErotege of ARBENZ; Caribbean Legion member; employed in Private Secretariat of theimplicated inn the assassination of the Armed Forces Colonel Francisco Javier ARANA.

Oscar CALDERONne Oscar CALDERON of Guatemala City (not known if Identical) listed2ember of- tho railroad union SAMF and possible communist.

Alonso CASTROember of Political Commission of pro-government Partido de la Revolucion Guatemaltecoember of Executive Directorate of INFOP.

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Carlos CHESSMANne Carlos or Frank CHESSMAN reported ino be engaged in arms snuggling.

Bartolomopanish political refugees vice-president of board of directors of Spanish Republican Center; chief of printing office of Ministry of Public, Education; listedSocialist".

Hector A. CRUZember of disciplinary coosaission of PRG; former Sub-Secretary of Agriculture*

Jorge GARCIAawyer; presidential candidate against ARaSIZj reported toember of the Communist Party of Mexico; ex-secretary to Vicente LOMHARDO Toledano.

Raul GARCIAon of Jorge GARCIA Granados; reported to be involved in Caribbean revolutionary activities.

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Felipe Antoniouatemalan Array Officer; ex-director of the Guard!a Civil. 1

Luis A.hief of Guatemalan Air Force.

Oscar OIRONuatemalan Army Officer.

Humberto GONZALEZecretary General of the Presidency.

Jose Ruben GONZALEZuatemalan Army Officer; ox-Hllltary Attache to Mexico.

ocal company handling plastics and under theof the partnership of Kilos BARTL and Jorge SI3AH, both of Czechoslovakia. RTBAR haa applied for Guatemalan

Albertoormer Ouateaalan Minister to Costa Rice.

Elfegox-Chief of Staff of Guatemalan Army; presently. Minister of State without Portfolio; believed anti-Communist,

Franciscoonduron exile; private secretary in tha Presidency; close aaaoclato of President ARBENZ; implicated in the ARANA assassination.

Ricardone Ricardo RAMIREZ (not known if identical) is Secretary General of the pro-communist Frente Uhivereitario Democretico (FUD) and active in the "peace" movement.

Humberto SOLARESuatemalan Army officer; ex-director of Military Hospital;ead of the Army Cecalsairy department; sent. In3 on official mission for the Guatemalan Government, type unstated.

Cesar Gustavo SOLISne Cesar G. SOUS (not known If identical) was Secretary General of the Presidency

Antonio VHANOVArother of Maria VILANOVA de Arbenz, wife of the president of Guatemala,

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