VISIT OF CHIEF, WESTERN HEMISPHERE DIVISION TO (DELETED) (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 11/24/1952

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CHIEF, WESTERN HHMISFHERE DIVISION

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of Chief, Western Hemisphere Division

This is report of myoctober ando

Primary purpose of visit was the preparation of aplan of action in Central American countries in case of an anti-CocnunlBt revolutionary movement in Guatemala.

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Maximum psychological warfare support for tbe Guatemalan anti-CCscunist movement.

Measures to meet and counteract any accusations. assistance to the Ouatemalan revolutionary group.

PW support throughout Central America of any possible activity of HUFUS.

"re cent at conferences held9 and 30 Chief, Western Hemisphere Division;

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PW plan for action inside Guateaala, to start

was revised to include recommendations made by RUFUS to SEEKFORD. Plan vould be executed by RUFUS. Hanab A.

olan was prepared for C

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3- At DTHOBAXO an explosive situation was brought to light by an incident occurring Ik October of which Kr. Thorp hodhorough investigation the night before my arrival. urtherof key pereonnel at DTROBALO6 andctober fully confirmed Mr. Tharp's findings and reconnendatioafl. Following action was takeu:

a. Commanding Officer of DTRODALO relieved and returned to Washington for reassignment.

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ConBiaildlng Officer of DTROBALO relieved endWashington for release to Air Force-

psychoanalyst reprimanded and warned.

junior staff officer returned to Washington for release.

security measures taken to prevent escape ofagents and thoir Intermingling with straightare being prepared for final settlement in South America.

appointment ofas Commanding Officer, DTROBALO. He arrived assumed His permanentCommanding Officer is under consideration.

ofas Deputy CO. He isto report for

report ofctober by CWH toow under review.

U. On myovember, it was found that C

Jhad acted with such promptness, efficiency and ability at DTROBALO tbat morale and discipline had been completely restored and the danger of incidents reducedinimum. Calls were made onovember on the following high officials in order to sense the status of our relationships:

Although opportunity was given for adj^fse criticism andexpressed their unanimous opinion when he said that his

relationship with CIA was excellent. Much credit was given Mr. Thorp for an outstanding pcrfonnance. There was no indication that the difficulties at DTROBALO had reached outside ears.

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PW PLAU FOR ACTION IBSIDS GUATEMALA

Following plan has been approved by RUFUS. Material will be printed in Guatemala. All facilities are ready for immediate use. Estimated cost of RUFUS is creating FW team and arranging for covert dissemination ofday plan PW materials.

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A poster shoving Stalin trampling on the flag and Constitution of Guatemala.

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Circulate leaflets, signed by any Communist cell in Guatemala, whichational religion. These should be distributedemi-anonymous manner andmall quantity.

The text of articleromise of its complete fulfillment.

Posters with patriotic and religious themes.

An attack on the Communists by press, radio and leaflets.

A Communist alert calling together all their followers for the defense of "the revolution" against an armedplanned by the reactionaries for the night ofovember.

D-26

An appeal to all tbe Christians to uniteight against Communism, and an appeal directed to the members of other religious sects.

By means of pamphlets, listCommunists accused ofto their Country and

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Continue vith the same subjects as those mentioned forh, 5th and 6tb days.

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Accuse the Christians of plotting against tbe government and accuse the clergymen of participating in national politicsevision of the permissions granted to the nuns and Jesuits and prohibiting tbe veering of their robes on the streets.

Publication of the first draft of the minutesorasunist session, thus:

Establlshaentational Church,

Colonization of nev landseans of political domination -and the dissociation of family and social tics necessary for the cocplete establishmentommunist regime.

3- The official establishment of a

party police to collaborate in tbe support of the regime.

tudy of the possibility ofumber of Rucsion teachers, for the schools.

The establishment of the Russian languageeans of coraounica-tlon, both inside and outside of the Party.

Elimination of the clergymen vbo oppose the realizationational Church.

7- Collection of funds among tbe

^affiliates and sympathizers of the

Party for the erection of a

monument tc the grcatost leaders

of the workers of tbe world. 8. tudy for the change in the

patrioticFlag,National

anthem and Coat of Arms) 9- Toaw for urban reform,

with an equal distribution of

dwellings.

Free discussion.

Clone of session.

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poster depicting Russian dominance over the Guatemalan govomment.

Poster denying the veracity of the meeting and accusing the Catholics of forgery, and of plotting against the government of Col. Arbenz, and, in addition, presenting Catholicism as anti-Nationalist and Idolatrous.

Answer to the anti-religious posterequest for the union of all tbe Christiansight against Communism.

A petition to the people that they show their repudiation of Communism and their loyalty to their religion and Country by placing posters in their homes and businesses. (Poster:

WE AREFOR GOD AND FOR OUR country)

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The placing and dissemination of anti-Cceniunist posters.

D-18

A poster depicting the tortures that the Comnunists have used in Guatemala.

D-17

Point out, by means of pamphlets, them&raiate of Guatemala and the positions that they occupy in the government.

and anti-Communist propaganda.

A general appeal to the proletariat for

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communist

D-15

Mockery of the fears of the CoeoiniBts.

the defence of the October revolution, endangered by the projects of thewho, plotting with some of tho unrecognised officials and oembero of the Party within the country will try to undermine the constitutional order on the morning of thef November.

D-15

Posters blaming the opposition for national restlessness, accusing the pardoned politicians of having supported subversive organizations, "Biting the hand that gave them tbe bread ofsking the government for action agalnot those evil patriots who handicap the great social purposes of the Revolution.

A defense of tbe pardoned membereamphlet denying the intention to overthrow the government by force; ridiculing tbe fear of the Comunists.

A notice on the creationplinter-group of Coanunluto who refused to be guided by Russia andational Communisteseobling the APRA.

D-12

Rationalist propaganda ridiculing tbe idea oftatue to the great leaders of the workers of the world.

D-ll

National and anti-Communist propaganda, showing the crimes committed by tbe Coamunlsts.

D-12

A furious denial of any speculationthe dissension within the Communlat ranks and re-affirming their strength, preparation and unity to be used against the enemies of the Revolution.

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A petition to the people so that with their assistance, the Communist Party

mayreater number ofin Congress and may comply with what was suggested by their followers during the campaigns and presidencies of Dr. Arcvalo and Col. Arbenz.

Petition so that the Conmruniots will not be able to enter nor remain ln the National Congress.

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Petition for the local excommunication of Communists.

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boycott" of all

Lists of Communists to be distributed by means of leaflets.

D-6

Denounce the Terrorist Plan of the Communistsogotazo) ready to be executed.

D-5

An appeal to the surrounding people to Integrate the Committees of Defense ln their districts.

D-5

An enraged denial of the Terrorist Planr accusation attacking the clergy and theccusing them of conspiring with high military officials for the overthrow of the government -for this reason the President is asked to fill the positions of greatest responsibility with military men of known loyalty to the October cause.

An offer made by the Committee of

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the Districts to the authoritiesW U

maintain order in any circumstances.

D-3

Accusing the Communist Party of possessing arms and explosiveslaimour of inspection -pointing out one of the deposits.

A petition to the people askingpetition to the members of the Party

to refrain from going out of their homes to remain alert for an oppositionnight except for worthythe government with their phoney

(Sickness andof Defense, offering the

government their unconditional aid, adding that although many of them are disarmed, they will be ready to defend themselves in the districts when the moment is designated.

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xm sopport OF amy possible activity of KlIFUS

A-will cupport any

future RUFUS action with the following themes:

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RUFUS forces are acting in defense of the Guatemalan Constitution;

3- The Guatemalan Communistfi were plotting complete subjugation of Guatemala;

4. Guatemalan government arms have been sent by the Soviet orbit countries;

5- Guatemalan government isool of the USSR;

6. Participation of the other Central Americanin the uprisingigher prestige and prosperity for Guatemala under RUFUS;

7- Guatemalan army atrocity stories and pictures; and

material on RUFUS and supporters and their initiate the following actions if feasible:

will be ordered to arrestGuatemalan Communist agents, who,unable to operate any longer inattempting to re-establish themselves inand

2. In tbe event that Arbenz escapes topress

release will be sent to tlwnewspapers,

allegedly from Arbenz, stating that he wasrisoner by the Ccramunists. Newspapers will check this story. Be will have to accept or deny bis Communist affiliations. Either way theretory. Any further action against Arbenz will depend on his own attitude.

C. Jwill be responsible for the following actions:

1. Alert allif any high Guatemalan official

hides out in the Soviet Embassy

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Attempt to prevent iaportant statementswhich would

support the present Guatemalan government; and

Immediately expand the circulation of tbenews bulletin so

that It will be familiar to all important Latin American newspapers.

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