GENERAL- OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE - SPECIFIC- SITUATION IN WSBURNT ACCORDING TO

Created: 2/9/1954

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INFOi CHIEF, WSD

CHIEF OF STATION, GUAT

General - Operational Intelligence

Specific- Situation in WSBURNT According to Source GUAT Olih.

REF: P araUAT 0UI4.

ebe was ordered to departebithadvanced and informed of the necessity for departure by twoPolicemen. Hefurther stated:

in WSBURNT suggested he write nothing adverse aboutperhaps they could secure permission for his return; and,

if such permission was granted, he would not return since"goon squads" were now so bold and numerous he wjuld beby them.

gave as his opinion that:

a. Pro vailing popular WSBURNT view is that John H. CALLECARIS, himself, furnished the WSBURNT Government data for the white paper. He explained in the abortive airfield ammunition dump ploti, led by CALLEOARIS, all participants except him were shot in the back by machine gun fire. He was incarceratedenitentiary from which he escaped by meansunnel. Source examined at the tine tbe tunnel and says it was large enoughan to stand erect in and it was commonly accepted he must bave received some unexplained official assistance in the escape j

b. CALLEGAHIS hasbince that time not been too greatly trusted nor held in high regard by the opposition to the present WSBUHNT regime;

the nighteb Si Source dined with General Miguel YDIGARASSon Salvador and YDIGAHAS stated, when queried as to substance of he did not trust CALLBGARIS and it could well be true. 1TDIGARASstated to Sourco ho often wondered precisely how CALLEOARIShe had never been able to ascertain from whom the assistance came.

relation to general conditions. Source stated that;

a. Guatemala City is currently crowded with foreign exiles who are mainly

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and on tho Social Security payroll.

most disgusted group la composed of Air Force pilots whoassessed as professionally proficient but disgusted theygasoline,.aircraft, and parts. They are well-aware whyare wanting.

Army group has been sovoraly weakened by officers who aretransferredith extra pay. This pay is shortly deniedunless they make weekly informant reports on brothera result morale isow obb and no one is quite sure of thaof his confidants.

University student group has insolvent students who areor month an infonaants of the Security Police.is not confined to otudonts and student activity. Theynight assignments.

a. The Guatemalan Branch of tholub is most dangerous civic society with leftist!hey are beard to make statements on the "this isn't too bad* basis and without question are inclined to play along with the Party in power for personal prerogatives and profit.

f. air election were held aa of this thee ARRSK2 would only reeeivef the literate vote butubstantial majorityii te mate campesinos.

h. It is noted Source is evaluatedource of GUAT OffJj, Since he will now base locally it is requested this Station be informed of his precise status so his services may bo efficiently exploited.

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