CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 1/26/1954

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ENEMY: ENEMY MAKING DEFENSIVE PREPARATIONS QttAND DOMESTIC FRONTS, AMIO SIGNS NERVOUSNESS*

ENEMY ATTACHES TO OAS CONFERENCETOR IELLO APPOINTMENT, EVEN MORE BY PRGIGGEST NAME) HEAD ITS GAS SUPPORT NOTEWORTHY.

PRESSAN ANNOUNCED ARRESTGOV SGUAT REPORTED SECANT ARREST, SEQUIN HOUSEMAN UNCONFIRMED REPORTSTATED GEN POPODOSKY (SIC) AKA "KAMARADA MORENO",DEFENSE MADRID, IN WSBURNT WITH STAFF. -

2 SGUAT REPORT DENIED EARLIER REPORTS LARGE CAREGION TNG FORCE AT LIVINGSTON.

UT IMPENDING COUP NOTED IN

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REPORTAN. ALSO REFLECTED IN ANNOUNCEMENT BY CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES DIAZ THAT ALL QUIET. AN SHOOTING OF GUI LLER^IO

AVANDO ARRIOLA, PPES OF CONGRESS, AND UNEXPLAINED SUDDEN DEPARTURE

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FOR SWITZERLAND OF ALFONSO ESTEVEZ yARTlNEZ, CHIEF OF DAN, MUST ADET NERVOUSNESS. 2. FRIENDLYj

A. ALTHOUGHO UNIFICATION ANTI-COMUNISTAUNWITTINGLY WITHARENAS AND JOAQUIN

OCANA, PUA MEMBERS, APPEAR TO DC ANXIOUS INITIATE REVOLT BEFORE OAS fuTTQ,. THEY CONTACTED COL-NIC-OOM A'.fBASSADORS PLUS. OFFICIALS FOP SUPPORT RESULTS BELIEVED HIGHLY EXAGGERATED, OCANA IN NET! ORLEANS PLANS RETURN WASH SOON. ARENAS RETURNED WSBURNT CLAIMINGSUPPORT, ENGAGED IN LOOSE TALK AND NOW PLANS VISIT CALLIGERIS, SOMOZA, PEREZ JIMfNEZ AND TRUJILLO. OCANA CONSIDEREO INTERESTED ONLY IN AMB. AND DISREPUTABLE ARENAS BELIEVED HIGHLY AMBITIOUS AND CAPABLEELIEVE ARENAS HASE

Bot NFORMED BY ANTONIO VALLADARES, WSBURNT IN UEXI AN EX-COLOMBIAN DIPLOMT IN WASH STATED ONE KAREL PEL !LOR, NY HAD OFFERED LARGE QUANTITIES ARMS/AWrfO FORHQS REQUESTED TO TRACE.

C. BELIEVE GOVT REPRESSIVE MEASURES ABOVE WILL SERIOUSLYPERATIONS AS SECANT POSSESSED CONSIDERABLE INFO RE

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IDENS, PLANS AND PROCEDURES WHICH HE MAYORCED TO CONFESS. ALTHOUGH FULLY ANTICIPATED SUCH ACTION WOULDORTHCOMINO LOOSE TALK OF ARENAS AND OTHERS URGING ACTION BEFORE OAS MTQ MIGHT

GENERAL: ADMINISTRATIVE DELAYS CONTINUE TO IMPEDE IMPLEMENTATION POUCH PROCEDURES BETWEEN LINC ANO FIELD- NOT EXPECTED BE EFFECTIVE FORAYS. MEANWHILE PBSUCCESS STATIONS HAVE NOT RECEIVED SPECIFIC TASKS. CLERICAL PERSONNEL FULL STRENGTH AS OFAN. OFFICER PERSONNEL: KUGOWNAN. NO KUFIRE OFFICER TO DATE.

8. LOGISTICS: KUHOOK OETAI LED LOGISTICAL PLANHQSAN. AIR SUPPORT PLANNING TO COMMENCEAN* PACKING PERSONNEL ANO SECURITY SUPPORT REQUESTED TO IMPLEMENT LOG PLAN.

C. TASKS: -

1 DEVELOPING AS PLANNED

REQUESTEDNRECEIVED.

SECANT ARRESTEDAN IN WSBURNT. AD HOUSE SEARCHEDAN BY WSBURNT POLICE-UNOER SUSPICION BUT STILL AT FREEDOM. ENTIRE NET BELIEVED IN DANGER.

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EXPECTED RECEIVE SUPPLIES FROM HQS TO BE OPERATIONAL IN NEXTAYS.

AXMARA HAVING DIFFICULTY OBTAINING VISA REMAIN IN WSBURNT.

PT/2i UAT,ANRAVELLED TO MEXICO TO PLANT FICTIOUS INTERVIEW WITH MARTINEZ, CHIEF OF DAN.

PT/5: CUT-OUT WITH STATION NOT READY ALTHO OPERATION CONTINUING ON OWN

PT/U: CALLIGERIS CONTROLLED RADIO STATION YSAXA NO CUT-OUT ESTABLISHED*

PT/51 ONLY MATTER PROVIDING MATERIAL.

PT/61 , HAGARTY DELAYED IN DEPARTURE FRO^fl LINC DUE COVER REQUIREMENTS.

PT/7i LINC UNREADY TO IcIPLEUENT PLAN.

PT/Oi PLANNING LABOR PROGRAM FOR EARLY USE.

PT/9^ EMPLOYED TO SUPPORTBOVE*

AFE SITEAN MADE VISIT NEW

AN TO INTERVIEW OCANA0 HAS BEEN DEBRIEFED ON ASSETS. BEING ORIENTED AND PREPARED FOR CALLIGERIS MEETING EXPECTEDAN. APPEARS FULLY COOPERATIVE,,

EDIGER STILL IN WSBURNT OUE ARRIVE LINC 28

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CE DELAYS HAVE DELAYED RECRUITING WRITKlCPT/lJ: . GUYOL RELIEVEDAN AND RECALLED

HQS DUE UNSUITABILITY FOR ASSIGNMENT. WRITING STAFF DELAYED

OVER CLEARANCES. SEEK INC REPLACEMENT*

PT/lliJ TRANSMITTAL SITE PRESENTLY UNDETERMINED.

PROBING NAVAL ANGLE CHILE LINC PLANS RE VIET1 WITHl

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BELIEVE TEAM IN FIELO BUT LlrlC

STATUS*

PLANNING LABOR PROGRAM CONJUNCTIONT/1J AVAILABLE INFO INDICATES CALLIGERIS proceeding AS SCHEDULEDEPORTS FINANCIAL SHORTAGE and CUF.VVL-MENT OPERATIONS, UNSATISFACTORY REPLIES RECEIVEDEAVE LINCOUBT TRUE STATUS. NO CALLIGERIS QUEL'.NCNDESPECTIVELY FOR MEETING, WILL THEN CLARIFY MATTERS,

C,ROCEEDING

SATISFACTORILY WITH STAGING SITES.

T/?s SARANAC IN OPERATION! WITHLE35JENT ?llEPORTS SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS. 'S SCRANTON DEPARTED LINCAN EXPECT TO ACTIVATE TRAININGVAILABLE CAMOl-

DATES ALL WITH EXPERIENCE,

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U7/kl NAVAILABLEE3. SATISFACTORY PROGRESS REPORTED.

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3. POLICY: SEE LINC

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