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POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE REBEL

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OF THE NATIONAL POLICE CAPT URED JULIO CESAR ORTIZ, WHO WAS SEEN TEARING THE REWARD POSTERS FOR THE CAPTURE OF THE ASSASSINS OF AMBASSADOR JOHN GORDON MEIN FROM THE WALLS IN ZONE I, GUATEMALA CITY. BEFORE HE WAS APPREHENDED, ORTIZ SHOT ANDATIONAL POLICEMAN.

URING HIS INTERROGATION BY OFFICIALS OF THE NATIONAL POLICE,

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ORTIZ ADMITTED TOEMBER OF THE REBEL ARMED FORCES (FAR, CUBAN-ORIENTED INSURGENCY MOVEMENT) AND TO PARTICIPATING IN THE ASSASSINATION OF AMBASSADOR ME IN ONUGUST. HE SAID THAT HIS TASK IN THE ASSASSINATION HAS TO WATCH FOR THE APPEARANCE OF POLICE CARS DURING THE EPISODE, AND FOR THIS REASON HE WAS INSTRXTED TOOOT SURVEILLANCE ON LA REFORHA AVENUE IN THE AREA WHERE THE AMBASSADOR WAS TO BE INTERCEPTED. HE ADDED THAT THE INTENTION OF THE FAR WAS TO ABDUCT THE AMBASSADOR AND THEN EXCHANGE HIM FOR CARLOS FRANCISCO ORDONEZ MONTEAGUDO, AKA CAMILO SANCHEZ, LEADER OF THE FAR WHO WAS CAPTURED ONUGUST

RTIZ IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AS PARTICIPATING IN THE AMBASSADOR'S ASSASSINATION! FRANCISCO ABRAHAM SOTO DE LA ROSA, AKAERCY AHILCAR JACOBS DE LEON, AXA "RANIROj" JULIO RUBEN LANDA CASTANEDA, AKALSO CALLED "SONRISASl"ELND TWO OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHOM HE COULD NOT IDENTIFY. ORTIZ SAID THAT "JAMIE" WAS THE PERSON WHO SHOT THE AMBASSADOR. EXCEPT FOR HIMSELF, JACOBS, AND "ELHO WERE ON FOOT, ORTIZ SAID THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE CITED PERSONS ARRIVED IN THE TWO VEHICLES USED DURING THE ASSASSINATION. HE IDENTIFIED THE TWO VEHICLESED

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TOYOTAREEN CHEVROLET CHEVELLE. ORTIZ ALSO SAID THAT JACOBS AND "EL SECO"AXICAB AFTER THEIN ORDER TO ESCAPE FROM THE AREA.

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REPORTED THAT ONE "ARMANDO" WAS CHIEF OF THE INFORMATION SECTION OF THE FAR. JACOBS AND LANDA ARE WELL-KNOWN FAR LEADERS. THE PSEUDONYM OF "FREDY* HAS BEEN REPORTED TO BE USED BY JOSE ALFREDO ALDANA PAIZ AND BY HUMBERTO PINEDA ALDANA. "IVAN" WAS REPORTEDEMBER OF THE FAR TO BE ANOTHER PSEUDONYM USED BYHIEF OF FAR FINANCES.

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