GENERAL-PBSUCCESS - SPECIFIC-ALLEGED U.S. CONSPIRACY AGAINST GUATEMALA REPORTED

Created: 1/6/1954

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. Conspiracy Against Guatemala Reported in European Preas

opyranslationlipping from Taegliche Rundschau, one of the East Zone Soviet-licensed daily newspapers, dated tihich reported that the Italian dally Avantiashington datelinod dispatch presented further details. conspiracy against Guatemala and plans for an armed intervention of Guatemala byhich plans were in. Department of State.

An original clipping and translation thereof were forwarded to an officer of tho U. S. Embassy in Guatemala by the Office of Public Affairs, RIAS, Radio Division, Office of. High Commissioner for Germanyetter dated

No comment is necessary in regard to the article but it is thought

Headquarters and interested PBSUCCES: are being made in the Communist

that it might be of interest to personnel that such allegations press in Europe,

Kenneth S. Givloch

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Rome (ADN/TR)ff The Italian daily "Avantl"ashington datellned dispatch presents further details. conspiracy against Guatemala. According to this story diplomatic circles in Washington have learned of plana for an armed intervention in Guatemala by the United States, plans of which were developed in. Department of State. According to thosewo-directional aggression froi the south and from the east will take place. The bases are said to be Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.

The Paris newspaper "L'Humanite" recently reported that the ambassadors of the United States in the above named countrier uractically have completed plana for this attack on Guatemala.

The principally Interested party in the conspiracy Is the United Fruit Company. This corporation has the monopoly in the country's banana business and is the most important company in the country. Due to measures taken by the democratic government of Arbenz this company has just lost its monopoly. The coordinated activity against Guatemala of diplomats and capitalists becomes understandable when we realizereat number of officials ln the United States Department of State are shareholders of the United Fruit Company.

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