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

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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1. ACCORDING TO FRANCISCO RAMIREZ CORADO, EADER OFCOMMUNIS? PARTYHE PARTY HAS RECEIVEDTHE REBEL ARMED FORCES (FAR, CUBAN-ORIZNTED INSURGENCY MOVEMENT) TO ASSASSINATE THE NEW UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TOSOON AS THE NEW AMBASSADOR TO

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ALTHOUGH RAMIREZ SPECIFICALLY SAID THAT THE FAR WOULD ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE THE. AMBASSADOR, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE INTENDED TARGET IS THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION, WHO IS THE CURRENT CHARGE D'AFFAIRES.)

2. RAMIREZ REMARKED THAT THE PARTY HAD RECEIVEDEW PGT PENETRATION OF THE FAR. THE NEW PARTYTHE MEETINGS OF THE PGT CENTRAL COMMITTEE ANDONNDCTOBER, AT WHICH TIME HE TOLD PGTINFORMATION ABOUT THE FAR PLANS. THE PGT SOURCE ALSO CLAIMEDGUATEMALAN ARMY OFFICERS ARE COLLABORATING WITH THE FAR. OF THE PLANNED ASSASSINATION IS TOILITARYPLACING THE ARMY COLLABORATORSETTER POSITION TO AIDMOVEMENT. ALTHOUGH RAMIREZ DID NOT

MENTION THIS POINT, THE FAR ALSO BELIEVES THAT IT WOULD BE ABLESUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT TO ITS CAUSE, IF THE MILITARY WERE TOTHE PRESENT GOVERNMENT.) COM KENT: ANOTHER SOURCETHAT THE FAR HAD THE COLLABORATION' OF SOME HIGH-LEVEL

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3. ramirez said that he was warnin'g selected party members op the planned far action SO that they could make the necessary preparation's to co into hiding on" short notice. he commented that IF the assassination' were carried oct, the guatemalan security forces would undertake immediate repressive action against allinally, ramirez warned the pgt members not to reveal that the far plans to assassinate. ambassador in their contacts with lower-level party members. the pgt members were instructed to inform the latter only that the far isbignd that they should take necessary precaution's.

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attempt to assassinate president julio cesar mendez montenegro OR alberto mendez mart inez. secretary general of the revolutionary party (pr, govern me n't party) . far objectives in the referenced report were similar to the objectives listed in para 2. it should be noted, however, that the projected plan's to assassinate the president OR the pr leader were not to be carried out in the immediate future.)

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WERE ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING ASSASSINATION OF AMBASSADOR MEIN, REMAIN IN EFFECT. MEASURES WILL BE MAINTAINED CONSCIENTIOUSLY AND EXPOSURE HELD TO MINIMUM CONSISTENT WITH NORMAL ACTIVITIES.)

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