SEN. HICKENLOOPER'S STATEMENT ON GUATEMALA

Created: 11/24/1953

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SUBJECTHiokenlooper'a Statement on Ouatemala

Upon completionour ln Central America. Senator Hlakenloopertatement which was published in the Washington Post and The Evening Star. Thin statement summarised the Senator's lmpreoelona that thereeriousrend in Central America generally. The Senator pointed out ln particular thatenoroachment ln Ouatemalaerytrend that. action."1 (Clippings from the tan above-mentioned papers were transmitted tooffice this morning!as advised by telephone about tne ttwitemente.)

At the morning staff meeting, at CWH'suggested that cables go out to Amarloan station*to Sen. Hickanlooper's statement for looal exploitation. (This suggestion was based on paragraphf the General Plan, dated> which statesi "Psywar activities based in other Latin American countries but targeted against Ouatemala will be stepped up forthwith through the exploitation of exile groups and internal antl-Cowurilflt organisations presently engaged in active operations.") By the same token, lt la suggested that certainstations elsewhere in the world nrlght be alerted and endeavor to highlight the Hlakenlooper statement through their various outlets aa part of routine information concerningCommunist aggression and subversion

Hickenlcoper statement could certainly be well usedmission pereonnel In Oonn=etion with exploitation ofIn DD/P's memos to DDCI and DOT, datedndovemberresponse to queries from Guatemalan military representatives,members might wellhat lt isertainand. Senator came awayisit to

Ouatemala firmly

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Ouaterala firmly convinced of Cot-arordat domination of that country rcsultlng in strongollt is sugf-ested ght insura that this ia used in the briefing of the chiefs or military missions aa an example of the type of innuendo to be fed to thar Ouatemalan opposite nnabers.

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HANS V. TOFTE Chief, PP/jps

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