CABLE TO DIRECTOR, CIA FROM SR REP GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 3/31/1953

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2o MY OPINJOH ON BASIS INTERPRETATION OF INFO FROM VARIOUS SOURCES IS THAT ALTHOUGH LEADERS OF UFRISING HAD PROBABLY ORGANCZED ELEMENTS TO ACT IN CONJUNCTION WITH SIMILAR GROUPS OTHER SECTJONSflCTIONS GERE PREMATURE FOR SOME UNKNCWN REASONc EMBA3S? RECEIVED INFO JO KARCH FROM FASRLV RELIABLE SOURCE BELJEVEO CONNECTED WITH PRINCIPAL REVOLUTIONARY GROUP THAT

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