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

Created: 3/30/1953

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OF STATE

rR0M: GUATEMALAINE

ACTION: DEPARTMENTAR 53

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INDIVIDUAL CONNECTED WITHOMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARY GROUP BilCH IS BELIEVED TO BE IN TOUCH WITH CASTILL DI ARMAS TOLD ME TODAY BAJA VERAPAZ UPRISINGAS LED BY CESAR IZAGUIRRE AND HAD NO (REPEAT NOJ CONNECTION WITH HIS GROUPB HE SAID LEADERS HcRE REGARDED UPRISING AS PREMATURE AND POORLY ORGANIZED AND CONSIDERED IT AN ISOLATED ATTEMPT. HE ADDEDEN HAD ESCAPED TO HILLS ftHEN ARMY RETOOK SALAMA AND HENCE MOVEMENT WAS NOT COMPLETELY LIQUIDATED.

INFORMANT SAID HIS GROUP CONTINUING CAREFUL PLANNING BUT BOULD WAIT FOR PROPER MOMENT BEFORE ACTING.

IZAGUIRRE IS ATTORNEY AND LONG TIME OPPONENT OF GUATEMALAN "REVOLUTIONARY" REGIMES. HE WAS BANISHED BY AREVALO IN5 FOR PLOTTING AND HAS BEEN JAILED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE. HE IS REPORTETXY EGOCENTRIC AND WT TRUSTED BYCOMMUNI ST LEASERS.

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