CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 1/30/1954

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FOLLOWING VIEBS^ASE PRESENTED FOR HQS CONSIDERATION:

PAPER HAS EFFECTIVELY EXPOSED CERTAINOF PBSUCCESS, PROBABLY MORE TO COME. STAGE ONERECOGNIZED THIS POSSIBILITY (COVER PAGE AMD PAGETWO WAS IMPLEMENTED TO EXPLORE AND PROBE POTENTIALWHILE DEVELOPING.

FROM KUHOOK CAMPS AND LIMITED KUF1REOTHER OPERATIONS NOT EVEN IMPLD.1ENTED TO DATE. AS-

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SESSMENT THUS FAR HAS BEEN FAVORABLE TO GOOD.: LOSSES SUSTAINED BY ARRESTS AND EXPOSE NOT BELIEVED ^REPARABLE PROVIDING NO LESSENING IN DETERMINATION DEVELOPS.?

REMAINING ASSETS WILL DETERIORATEANY DOUBTS OR EVIOENCE OF ABANDONMENT PERMITTED, THUSDESTROYING WHAT APPEARS TO BE ONLY KNOWN SUBSTANCE TO OUR PRESSURE, ONCE APPLIED, SHOULD NOT BEINTENSIFIED. NOTHING IS MORE DEMORALIZING THAN ON-AGAIN,

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SITUATION HOWEVER REQUIRES CAREFULENEMY HASTRONG CARD WHICH HE MUST QE PREPARED

TO COUNTER ANO EXPLOIT OR WITHDRAW.

FACTORS:

A, BYLOT OF SUFFICIENT GFAVITY TOHITE PAPER, THE ENEMY HAS ACTUALLY GIVEN TO THE ANTI-COfcaUNISTTATURE ANO PUBLICITY THEY HAVE NEVER BEFORE HAD.

8. THE ENEMY HAS CONFESSEDEEP DIVISION WITHIN THE COUNTRY, THUS SHAPPENING THE ISSUE IN EVERYONE'S MIND.

C. THE ENEMY HAS PUBLICIZED OUTSIDE AID TO THE OPPOSITION, THUS RAISING THE OPPOSITION'S HOPE, k* COUNTER-ACTION:

A, HAVE CALLIGERIS MAKEREPLY CONFIRMING HIS INTENTION TO OEVOTESELF TO THE FREEDOM OF HIS PEOPLE^ THUS CONVERTING HIMUBLIC STAND ON ISSUES AMD OVERT STATUS.

0, ENDEAVOR OBTAIN SIMILAR STATEMENT FROM SOWOZA, OF COURSE HE IST AND ALL REFUGEES FROM RYRANNYELCOMED AND ASSISTED IN HIS COUNTRY, HISREE COUNTRY, UNLIKE WSBURNT.

Co ONCE CALLIGERIS IN OVERT STATUS, PUSUCCESS

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CONTINUE BUILD-UP, UTILIZING MOST COVERT/CLANOESTINEPOSSIBLE.

OOYOKE OFFICIALS COULD EVIDENCE ATTITUDE THAT

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF IN WSiJURNT. OPPRESSED PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING FO* FREEDOM MIDST WILD COofiJUNIST CHARGES. THIS WILL GO ON AS ELSEWHERE UNTIL LIBERTY IS RESTORED.

jkTZ OTHER ANTlKSO'iCilUNIST COUNTRIES IN CARIBBEAN ARE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT SOMOZA STAND.

ESTABLISH COMMITTEE FOH FREEDOM OF WSBURNT

OVERTLY TO COUNTERACT COMMUNIST BLASTS ANO TO PROVIDE COURAGE TO RESIST, FAITH ANO HOPE. (PRESENT TIME, ENEMY HAS BOTH INITIATIVE AND ADVANTAGE).

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LINCOLN HAS REQUESTED

PREPARE RADIO ADDRESS FOP CALLIGERIS. BEING CABLE FOR HQS

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APPROVAL.

THIS IS HQS ACTION AND IN KEEPING PRESENT OOYOKE STAND FROM WHICH RETIREMENT WOULD BE DIFFICULT.

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ACTION WITH LINC THROUGH CALLIGERIS/

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WOULO SUBMIT PROPOSAL TO HQSBEFORE IMPLEMENTATION,

6. ADVISE SOONEST. MEANWHILE CALLIGERIS AND SEEKFORO BEING KEPT SEPARATED AND IN SAFE LODGING FOR COOLING OFF PERIOD OR RE-DIRECTION.

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