ALLEGED PLANS OF THE REBEL ARMED FORCES TO ASSASSINATE THE NEW U.S. AMBA SSADOR

Created: 10/23/1968

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SUBJECT ALLEGED PLANS OF THE REBEL ARMED FORCES TO ASSASSINATE THE. AMBASSADOR TO GUATEMALA

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GUATEMALAN COMMTJNIST PARTY RECEIVSD INFORMATION

THAT THE REBEL ARMED FORCES (FAR, CUBAN -OR IZN TED INSURGENCY MOVEUEXT) TO ASSASSINATE THE NEW UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TOSOON AS THE NEW AMBASSADOR TO

GUATEMALA IS NOT EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN THE COUNTRY UNTIL LATE

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THAT THE INTENDED TARGET IS TEE DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION, WHO IS THE CURRENT CHARGE D'AFFAIRES.)

CLAIMED THAT

SEVERAL GUATEMALAN ARMY OFFICERS ARE COLLABORATING WITH THE FAR. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PLANNED ASSASSINATION IS TOILITARY COUP, THUS PLACING THE ARMY COLLABORATORSETTER POSITION TO AID THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT. |

FAR ALSO BELIEVES THAT IT WOULD BE ABLE TO RALLY SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT TO ITS CAUSE, IF THE MILITARY WERE TO^ THROW THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT.) MMENT: ANOTHER SOURCE HAS REPORTED THAT THE FAR HAD THE COLLABORATION OF SOME HIGH-LEVEL ARMY OFFICERS.)

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EAR DISCUSSION'SOSSIBLE

ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT JULIO CESAROR

ALBERTO MENDEZ MARTINEZ, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTY

(PR, GOVERNMENT PARTY) . FAR OBJECTIVES INWERE

SIMILAR TO THE OBJECTIVES LISTED IN PARA 2. IT SHOULD BE NOTED, HOWEVER,

THAT THE PROJECTED PLANS TO ASSASSINATE THE PRESIDENT OR THE PR LEADER

WERE. NOT TO BE CARRIED out IN THE IMMEDIATE

" ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES FOR

IMBASSY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING THOSE FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION OF CHARGE

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WERE ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING ASSASSINATION OF AMBASSADOR ICE IN, EFFECT. MEASURES WILL BE MAINTAINED CONSCIENTIOUSLY ANDTO MINIMUM CONSISTENT WITH NORMAL

STATE, ARMY, AIR, CINCSO, CINCLANT.

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