CABLE TO DIRECTOR RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 2/11/1954

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NFORMEDC N STRICT COMF1 DEUCE THAT (GUATEMALAN AMBASSADOR TO CUBA* ADOLF0ARC_IA_,MOJTE NEOV) IN CARACAS HAS INFORMED HIGH LEVEL VENEZUELAN AUTNOPI TIES THAT PRESIDENT ARBENZ IS "SICK CF THE SITUATION" AND IS ABOUT TO BREAK WITH AREVALO AND THE COMMUNISTS.C ATHERED FROM GAPCIAS REMARKS THAT THE GUATEMALAN ARMY KAY STEP IN TO GAIL OUT ARBENZ AND REVERSE TREND. NOT CLEAPC WHETHER APBEHZ WOULD PEMAiN AS PRESIDENT. C ELIEVES GAPCIAS VISIT TO VENEZUELA HAD ARBENZ APPROVAL AND WAS FOR EXPRESS PUPPOSE EXPLAINING TO VENEZUELANS POSSIBILITY IMMINENT CHANGE Of DIRECTION IN GUATEMALA AND TO ASCERTAIN VENEZUELAN REACTION. c AID ARBENZ OBYIOUSLY IVCRFIED AND JITTERY.

2. C AUTIONED INFO IS TCP SECRET AND ASKED HE NOT EE OUOTED AS SOURCE DUE TO DELICACY SUBJECT MATTER. WHILE C XPRESSED SOME SKEPTICISM SINCEFITY GARCIAS STATEMENTS HE NEVFP THE LESS FEELS SOME THING IMPORTANT MAY BE IN THE BIND.

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