CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 2/8/1954

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AREVALO MAY BE MEMBER OF DELEGATION BUT WE CAN HOTTHAT TCRIELLO WILL LOSE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAD IT, BE SHOWUAN AND POUND TABLE. OPERATION TO DISCREDIT EITHER OR BOTH MEETS SITH VIEWS OF THIS STATION BUT CAN NOT ACRE? NITH PROPOSAL THAT EITHER BE DOCUMENTED AS PARTY MEMBER,

IT IS UNIVERSALLY AGREED HERE THAT TOR IELLO IS PURE OPPORTUNIST AND NOT PARTY MEMBER AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED HERE AREVALO NOT COUMMIST AND HAS DISAGREED WITH ARBENZ DURING LAST DEC VISIT. PARTY DOCUMENTATION OF MEMBERSHIP WOULD NOT CHANGE INTERNAL THINKING AS TO EITHER, WOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS FRAME-UP, WOULD NOT MAKE FRIENDS FOR US HERE AND WOULD CREATE ANIMOSITY TOWARDS US IN CIRCLES NOW FRIENDLY. WHILE MEMBERSHIPOPERATION MIGHT BE GENERALLY ACCEPTED OTHER COUNTRIES OVERALL REACTION WSBURNT WOULDARMFUL.

CONSIDER SUBTLE BUT NEVERTHELESS DAMN ING

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approach such as exchange cf letters between communist leaders other caribbean countries and lftter from so?'e comt leader caribbean area to for tuny, gutier..er or even jaime diaz rozzotto (tying him as party member)n1st satisfaction with success of maneuvers which resulted in appointment of tor iello as foreign minister; that they consider his conduct to date highly satisfactory; that there haseedoreign minister more forceful, aggressive and dynamic to meet the attack by the imperialists, and evieencing that communists considerllo as dope easily xntrolled by thfjs as result hisegotism, desire for limelight and opportunism, end of message

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