PROPOSED VISIT BY (DELETED) TO GENERAL TRUJILLO OF THE DOMINICAN AND TO PRESIDE

Created: 12/15/1953

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

Report No.ate of Reporti 3 Date of Inform: 3

Chief, WH, for DUNBAR

FROM : Jacob R. SEEKFORD

SUBJECT I Proposed visiteneral Trujlllo

of the Dominican Republic ana to President Perez Jimenez of Venezuela.

and Perez Jimenez have, through theircontactedequest that heImmediately on an urgent matter relative to Costa Rica. Theyfunds to pay for Calderon Guardia'a travel.

SEEKFORD C

a

3-has reason to believe that Trujlllo and

Peres Jlmenes are preparingoint military operation against Costa Rica in the immediate future and that they want him to head the operation. As he believes in. and is pledged to the completion of, the CALLIGERIS operation prior to all other operations, he asked for Instructlone*

km was instructed to make the trip and

a) absolutely refuse to discuss the CALLIGERIS operation; and b) accept leadership of Costa Rican venture if offered.

5. Bybove, CALLIGERIS and QRCUP will be privy to plans of Trujlllo and Peres Jlmenes and can therebyertain degree of control. Secondly, in thirty to forty days the CALLIGERIS operation will have firmed up to the point where political manouevering can be carried out with Trujlllo and Perez Jimenez with tbe possibilityombined operation against oither one (l) orargets. At tho minimum, any action by Trujlllo

and Perez Jlnenes can be exploited by OBOUPcreen for CALLIGERIS operation.

FIELD COhXafTi elieve this to be an atteapt by Trujillo and Perez Jimenez to elllcit information as to the status of CALLIGERIS operation, and/or an attempt to re-enter tbe picture for any benefits to be derived therefrom in tha future. elieve both Trujillo and Perez Jinenes now realize CALLIGEHIS is going to act decisively. GBDDP should consider possibilities of exploitation.

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