WEEKLY SITUATION REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM - 9 JULY 1989

Created: 6/9/1980

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Developments in Kidnap Cases in Guatemala

Since the kidnaping onune of American Richard Newman and Guatemalan Carlos Tcjada, officials of the Central America and Panama Nutrition Institute (INCAPJ in Guatemala City, few changes have developed on the situation. (See the issueuly.) assette recordingetter datedune addressed to the captives' families from the group which claimed responsibility for the kidnaping, the Partido Revolucionario de Los Trabajadorcs Ccntro Americanos(PRTC) were delivered to the American captive's wife on the morninguly by-the newly-consecrated Auxiliary Bishop Monsignor Eduardo, Fucntcs. The letter contains two new themes, namely, that the publicationulletin (time and contents to be announced) will indicate to the PRTC the families' disposition to negotiate,arning that "entities sympathetic to the families and INCAP" not publish picas and testimonials. The cassette contained readingitatement of previously issued demands andetter addressed to the acting INCAP director. Separately voiced statements from the kidnap victims are also included in the cassette recording. Both captives say they are,being well treated and urge the families and colleagues not to contact the police or intelligence authorities, whether they be foreign or domestic. The American captive vouched for the well being of the Guatemalan official who. had apparentlyervous attack during thef captivity.

Additional notes from the captives were delivered to the families through INCAP personneluly. The personal messages assure, the family members of their good care, which includes daily showers, exercise, access to medicines, music and reading materials.

U.S. officials in Guatemala have recently leaned that the Guatemalan Government will not permit the Guatemalant>evolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) manifesto to sat.>fy one- of the dcaands for the release of Mexican citizen Joflc dc>Lima, manaper of the Swiss-owned Nestle Company *ho was kidnaped onune in Guatemala City. (Sec

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