WHB: MEXICO

Created: 7/1/1974

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WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF

EXICOi OINT MILITARY OPERATION AGAINSTUERRILLA LEADER LUCIO CABANAS HAS SO FAR SEEN UNPRODUCTIVE. THE ACTION' INVOLVINGROOPS* HAS LAUNCHED ON JUNEN AN EFFORT TO KILL CABANAS AND RESCUE SENATORHE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE WHO HAS KIDNAPED WITHSSISTANTS ONv

//MEXICAN NAVAL VESSELS ARE PATROLLING OFFSHORE ANDAVE JOINED ARMY PATROLS IN CORDONING OFF THE AREA WHERES BELIEVED-TO BE ON JULY li ARMY TROOPS DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED CAMP BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED BY CABANRBAS* BUT HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO HAKE CONTACT WITH THE

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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CLAIM TO HAVE LITTLE HOPE THE ARMY WILL FIND EITHER FIGUEROA, WHO THEY BELIEVE HAS ALREADY BEEN KILLED BY CABANAS, OR CABANAS HIMSELF. PRESIDENT ECHEVERRIA REPORTEDLY IS CONSIDERING POSTING MILITARY UNITS INBVOLVED IN THE CURRENT OPERATION TO GUERRERO STATEERMANENT BASIS TO KEEP PRESSURE ON CABANAS, BUT FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS MAY NOT ALLOW IT.

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