ACCOUNTS OF THE CAPTURE OF FORMER GUATEMALAN REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION OF PEOP

Created: 12/3/1994

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DEPT Of STATE//FCR IHR, DIA WASHINGTON DC, DA

WASHINGTON DC, CNO WASHINGTON* DC, CHC VASHINCTON DC,DC, TREASURY DEPT, WHITE HOUSE SITUATIONUSCINCSO QUARRY HEICHTS

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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COUNTRY: GUATEMALA

OF THE CAPTURE OF FORHER GUATEMALAN

REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION OF PEOPLE IN ARMS COMMANDER EFRAIN BAKACA VELASQUEZ

DOCUMENT DATE:EC 94

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SAIDELASQUEZ, ALIAS "COHANDAHTE

EVERARDO" OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION OF PEOPLE IN ARKS <ORPA) OF THE GUATEMALAN NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY UNION (URNG) VAS CAPTURED ALIVE IN.UT THAT HE IS NOW DEAD.

STATED THAT THE OFFICER WHO TOOK CHARGE OF THE

INTERROGATION OF BAKACA VAS THE THEN-THIRD COMMANDER OF HILITARY8 (SAWOLONEL JULIOLPIREZ)).

EEKS AFTER HIS CAPTURE,

THAT BAHACA WAS KILLED BY THE

GUATEMALAN ARMY ONCE HE HAD OUTLIVED HIS USEFULNESS. AS AN UNEDUCATED PEASANT, MOl). BAKACAAVE HAD LITTLE TO OFFER OTHER THAN WHAT HE COULD HAVE PROOUCED IN HIS INITIAL DEBRIEF INGS. BAHACA'S HIGH-LEVEL POSITION IN ORPA WAS NOT DISCOVERED UNTIL LONG AFTER HIS DEATH.

EIPLAINED THAT IF BAHACA WERE STILL ALIVE IT WOULD ONLY BEHAD COOPERATED FULLY WITH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, WHICHPRODUCED HIH ONCE THECAUSE

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