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IN CAP Cfficlal-i i.-npf i in City bv the ?RTC
United States citizen Richard Newnan and Gnateiialan Carlos Tejada, administrative officer and director of the Central America and Panaaa Nutrition Instituteespectively, were abducted the morning ofune fro* INCAP headquarters in Guatemala City. Four armed acn invaded the officetaff meeting was in session andselected the two INCAP officials. The incident occurred without injury to any of those present, and the terrorists, with their captives, escaped in an INCAP vehicle. The abduct orsocuaent at INCAP headquarters in which they identified theaselvesvanguard organization of arced workers of the people of Guateaala". According to.calls received onune by the faailies of both officials, the latter arc unharmed, and contact with the families will continue. Q
Onackage of papers for INCAP delivereduateaala City volunteer fire station contained identical letters addressed to the United Nations Secretary General and to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from an organization identifying itself as the Central American Workers Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucion3rio de Los Trabajadores Centre Americanos--PRTC). The letters describe three ransom terms for the release of the hostages. First, two PRTC communiques are to be published, one on abasis and the other at the Central Anerican. level. The communiques are to be published immediately upon receipt in tho official language of each country, using the most importantia. war tax" is to be paid by the hostage families and the institutions involved in the current crisis. And last, the CPC (the Program and Coordinating Committee of INCAP) is to prepare itself for obtaining strict compliance with an as yetpolitical petition 'rom the PRTC. Onune the Gutteaalan press alsoommunique asking for the cospliance with PRTC demands for the release.of the INCAP officials.- The INCAPentral American organization with administrative tie; the PAIIC.
Little is known about the activities and nakcup of the PRTC in Guatemala. Occasionally PRTC graffitti appear on
walls of buildings in Guatemala City. Neighboring El Salvador has an active terrorist organization also known as the PRTC. According to Salvjdoran press reports the PRTC claiaed responsibility for the arned attack during April against the Guatemalan Ambassador to El Salvador in retaliation for the death of one its acatbers killed in Guatenala. During January the PRTC machine-gunned the Guateaalan Embassy causing property damage but no Before the January attack, the Salvadoran PRTC had been inactive since it. busines-sracn Dennis McDonald and Fausto Bucheli in fj ^
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