CENTRAL AMERICA SECURITY SITREP #3

Created: 7/5/1968

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INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTORATE OF8 "

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MEMORANDUM

America Security SUropA*5 PM EDT)

No new information has be on received which would change the conclusion ol8 "The President's Trip to Central America: Socurily

ember of the Rebol Armed Forces (FAR) captured on the nightuly has boasted under police Interrogation that the FAR has rockets with which to attack the airport in Guatemala City. He added,

according to Guatemalan officials, that for this reason Prosident Johnson should not visit Guatemala City. The FAR member refused to supply any additional details regarding the rockets or Ills activities within the FAR; ho has been turned over to the courts as required by Guatemalan law and cannot be interrogated further.

he capture of the FAR member had beon reported by the Guatemalan press as occurring;aid by judicial police on a

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Communist training center in Guatemala City the night2 July. According lo the press, tho policemall number of weapons, military clothing, training matorlals, and explosives.

he FAB hasapability in the use of rocket projectiles against military and police Installations In Guatemala. In the most recent attack, onocket projectile was fired into the compound of the Honor Guard In Guatemala City, but (ailed to explode. As noted In referenced SNTE, the FAR Is probably able to attack the airport with rockets and mortars from certain adjacent areas.

t was reporteduly that in preliminary discussions FAR loaders were against any attempt to attack the airport during President Johnson's visit to Guatemala, but that some party members were discussing the possibility of carrying out acts of terrorism in the City while President Johnson is at live airport.

tho Communist Party now iscarryeries of terrorist bombings during the President'sorder to frighten and embarrass him".further

details of the action planned.

7. Salvadoran Communist

Party had suggested that tho Guatemalan party not send personnel to

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San Salvador to try any action during the President's visit, in view ol the Salvadoran government's expected securityuatemalan Communist leader is said to have stated then that "some type ol action" would be prepared In Guatemala.

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