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

Created: 3/30/1953

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

OF STATE

fR0M: GUATEMALA

ACTION: DEPARTMENT

Fl/ROMP/PYDP/PAD,

NR:

GUATEMALAN GENERAL STAFF ANNOUNCED LATE SUNDAY THAT ARMY HAD CRUSHED INSURRECTION IN BAJA VERAPAZ. IN EARLY HOURS SUNDAY WORN ING RE8ELS SEIZED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUILDINGS INND SAN JERONIUO, CUT COMMUNICATION LINES AND BLOCKED ROADS-TROOPS FROM COBAN RECAPTURED SALAMA. SUNDAY AFTER BRIEF STRUGGLE AND WERE REPORTED IN PURSUIT OF REMAINING REBEL FORCES* ANNOUNCEMENT SAID SITUATION COMPLETELY CONTROLLED BY GOVERNMENT WITH PEACE REIGNING IN REST OF REPUBLIC.

PRESS STATES LEADERSHIP OF UPRISING NOT YET IDENTIFIED.

CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM KR,EG RELEASE IN FULL

2Gu3

ACTION:

INFO : SS, Ge OLI, CIA, OSD, ARMY, AIR, NAVY, SAM, PSB, I, IPS, IBS

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