CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 1/12/1954

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1. ON UORNINGANUARY GENERAL FEDER1CO PONCE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF GUAT, CALLED ON AU8 WHELAN AND ADVISED HIM THAT HE0 MEN, MANY FRIENDS IN THE GUAT ARMY AND WAS READY TOEVOLUTION IF. WOULD FURNISH ARMS. BHELAN THANKED PONCE AND ADVISED HIM THAT. HAO NO INTEREST IN ASSISTINGOVEMENT.

2* EVENING OF SAME DAYOUGHT OUT MAGOFFIN ANDU WHAT HE KNEWOVEMENT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAT. MAGOFFINHAT VARIOUS GOVT EXILES HAD COME TO THE EMBASSY SEEKING ASSISTANCE FOROVEMENT BUT THAT EACH HAD BEEN TOLD THAT THIS GOVT DID NOT WANT TO BECOME INVOLVED IN ANY WAY. MAGOFFIft ADVISEOHAT APART FROM THIS HE KNEW NOTHING MORE THAN THE USUAL RUMORS.

HEN STATEO THAT HE HAD LEARNEDOOD SOURCE THAT GUAT REVOLUTIONARY FORCES ARE TO DE TRAINED IN ONE OF THE

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CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN GUATj HE ALSO STATED THAT THIS GROUP HAS ARMSLAN FOR GETTING TKEM INTO GUATo HE COULD FURNISH NO DETAILSo WHEN ASKED IF HIS OWN COUNTRY IS INVOLVED IN THE PLANPTATED NO, BUT THAT SHEEAR AGO TO THE EXTENTOOOo STATED THAT HIS COUNTRY WITHDREW AFTER INVESTIGATING AND LEARNING THAT GROUP TO BE ASSISTED HAD NO ASSETS OF ANY KIND* HE BELIEVES PRESENT MOVEMENT IS OF SAME NATURE,*

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