CABLE TO DIR RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 11/21/1953

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security inl^rmation

CITE: SGUAT

At meeting of high army officers Kith Arbonzovember called by him to permit officers ask questions officers inquired about policy of increasing taxes, international situation as it affects Guatemala andn Govt. Arbenz replies were along following lines:

raise taxes to develop country

are differencea between governments onbut no differences with peoplesof other countries.

?ev Cormoinists in Guatemala and they have no importance. Can assure no one ln Govt practices Ccsaaunist doctrine.

2. Replies were not concrete and were brushoff military

3 long time close friend of Arbenz ww is dlssatisiiee wltn present situation, did not attend meeting but obtained it from other sources in army.

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