CABLE TO DEPARTMENT OF STATE FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 3/31/1953

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ACTION: EEPARTVENT OF2 APR 53

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SINCE SALAMA UPRISING CRUSHED%O FURTHER DISTURBANCES REPORTE??. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT SUSPENDED CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES. GENERAL STAFF ANNOUNCED CAPTURE THREE RETIRED ARMY OFFICERS WHO COMMAND INSURGENTS AND STATED OTHER LEADERS BEING SOUGHT. LATE REPORTSEADOUNDED. USE CF NAME "CHRISTIAN ARMY" BY INSURGENTS SHORED ANTI-COMMUNIST ORIENTATION.

FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES OF INTEREST EN CONNECTION WITH REVOLT:

SMALL GROUP OF REBELS WITH LIGHT ARMS CAPTURED AND HELD FORROVINCIAL CAPITAL AND AIRFIELD;

PEOPLE OF SALAMA GENERALLY INACTIVE NEITHER RESISTING UPRISING NOR RECAPTURE BY GOVERNMENT FORCES;

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REBELS PUT DISTINCTIVE MARKS ON AIRFIELD INDICATING IKEY EXPECTED RE-ENFORCEMENTS BY t- IR AND THEIR ARtALENT WAS OBVIOUSLY INSUFFICIENT FOR COPING WITH ARMY;

TROOPSED PrfOf.'PTLY AM) EPF IClEf^TLY TO PUT IXJWN REVOLT AND NO ARMY OFKICERS ONTY HAVE YET SEEN IMPLICATED IN IT;

ANTI-GOVERNMENT ELEMENTS WERE NOT UNITED SINCE LEADING ANTI"

GOVERNMENT CROUPS IN GUATEMALA CITY APPARENTLY NOT INVOLVED.

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