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

Created: 3/30/1953

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1, ARMY OFFICIALLY0 HOOTHARCH! "MATOURS SAME DAY REBEL FORCES HAD SEIZED PARKS IN SALN:'1 SANDEFT OF OAJA VERAPAZ) CAPTURING THE DEPARTMENTAL ANDUTHORIwfONGRESSMAN, CUT TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH LINES HAKIMWITHOUT CO.UJUNICATICNj THAT THE MILITARY CO" AMEER OF THEELDnUARTERS AT CCDANBERAPAZ AND JURISDICTION ALT* AND OAJA VERAPAZ AND PETENj DISPATCHED CONTINGENT OF TROOPSTA3LI3HED CONTACT WITH THE REBELS0 HOURS AFTER TRAVELINGOOT DU;-ROAD BLOCKS; THAT AFTER BRIEF CO.CAT THE PARK (PRESUMABLY SALAMA) CAS RECAPTURED WITH AID OF AIR FORCE, REBELS INCURRED SOME LC33E8 AND SOS PRISONERS CAPTURED; THAT RE MAIMER OF REBEL FORCES BEING PURSUE NEARND THEIR CAPTURE IMMINENT; THAT NUMEROUS CITIZENS VOLUNTEERED COOFEH ION WITH ARMY IFTHAT SITUATION COMPLETELY CONTROLLEDK ZONE C- DISTU33AMCES AND COMPLETERAN^UfLLIT REIGN IN OF COUNTRY. SOURCE: PRESS,

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2. SITUATION OUTWARDLY NORMAL GUAT CITY ALTHOUGH ARM'" AIID FQL1 OH ALERT WITH LATTER CARRYING RIFLES INSTEAD OF CUSTOMARY PISTOLS.

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