CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 2/3/1954

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IN ADD IT ION THEMES ALREADY SENT, HQS REQUESTS THATPUSH FOLLOWING THEMES:

A. WHITE PAPER, TERROR REGIME ALL DUE USSR INFLUENCE. SEQUENCE: ALL BAS QUIET IN GUATEMALA--COUMIE LEADERS WENT IRON CURTAIN COUNTRIES, RETURNED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. SUDDENLY FLEA BECOMES WASP, WHOLESALE ARRESTS, TORTURE CITIZENS WITHOUT WARRANT, GOVT FUNCTIONS OUTSIDE LAB, TRIES THROUGH WHITE PAPER COCRCE SMALL NEIGHBORS. SPECIAL IMPORT IN GUAT. AND MEXICOANYTHING PUBLISHES SEND CLIPS SALVADOR, MANAGUA, LINC AND HQS.

ITHIN GUAT: RUMORS RE ARMY TAKING SECOND PLACE, OFFICERS TO BE SUPPLANTED WITH COMMUNIST LABOR LEADERS. GOVT BULLOING COMMIE'"DOMINATED LABOR AND POLITICAL UNITS INTO STROMG 'ARMED FORCEiTJESIGNED ELIMINATE POWER GUAT ARMY.

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COIIRAGE NEIGHBOR COUNTRIES STRENGTHEN AR'.fcD FORCES SCARE TREATMENT. THIS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT RE SALVADOR STATE SALVADOR, NIC, AND OTHERS .NOT, BE AFRAID TO SUILD UP AS S POSSIBLE DEFEND THEMSELVES GUAT ARIJCD AGRESSION. FOR GUAT: PREPARE LETTERS AND SEND NEWSPAPERS OTHER COUNTRIES THAT INSULT PflES OF SALV AND ANY OTHER PROP DESIGNED ANGER SALCS.

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