PLANS OF THE MELVILLE BROTHERS' GROUP FOR REVOLUTIONARY ACTION AGAINST THE GUAT

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GUATEMALA/MEXICO DOI I ARCH8 SUBJECT: PLANS OF THE MELVILLE BROTHERS' GROUP FOR REVOLUTIONARY

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3* THE MELVILLE SROut HAD ORIGINALLY CONSIDERED ENTERING GUATEMALA IN EARLY APRIL 8 TO INITIATE ITS REVOLUTIONARY ACTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT, BUT NOW IT HAS DECIDED TO WAIT , UNTIL MID-MAY. PART OF THE DELAYTTRIBUTABLE TO THE LACK

OF ORGANIZATION, ARMS, AND FUNDS, AND PARTEATHER FACTOR. THE RAINY SEASON in GUATEMALA BEGINS in MAT AMD CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER, DURING WHICH TIME THE GUATEMALAN ARMY STAYS IN THE BARRACKS. THIS CURTAILMENT OF ACTIVITY WILL GIVE TUB MELVILLE

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GROUP TIME TO ESTABLISH ITSELF FIRMLY in THE DEPARTMENT OF HUEMIJETENANGO and TO PREPARE TO ENCOUNTER THE GUATEMALAN ARMY IN NOVEMBER WHEN THE RAINY SEASON ENDS. THE MELVILLE GROUP DOES NOT WANT CLASHES WITH THE ARMY BUT WILL FIGHT IF NECESSARY. THE OVER-ALL PLAN IS TO RECRUIT THE ENTIRE INDIAN POPULATION IN HUEHUETENANGO AND "TAKE OVER" THE DEPARTMENT. ONCE THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED, THE MELVILLE GROUP PLANS TO ASK THE GUtfiMALAN COMMUNIST PARTY (PGT) AND ^JhE FAR TO JOIN FORCES INM4-

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TIONNATIONAL UNITEDHICH WILL ATTEMPT TO FORCE THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT TO RESIGN. EW GOVERNMENT WILL THEN BE FORMED BY THE "NATIONAL UNITED FRONT." THERE WILL BE AN EXPLICIT UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MELVILLE GROUP AND THE POT AND THE FAR THAT THE FRONT WILLATIONAL ONE AND NOT ONE CONTROLLED BY THE SOVIETS, THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS, OR THE CUBANS.

4. IN EARLY OCTOBERFTER HAVINGOOTHOLD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUEHUETENANGO, THE MELVILLE BROTHERS PLAN TO ISSUE A DECLARATION ON THEIR REASON FOR BEING IN GUATEMALA. THE PRESENT PLAN IS TOOCUMENT WHICH WILL BR- SIGNED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THEND WILL- BE BROADCAST VIA SHORTWAVE IN THE UNITED STATES. ONE OF THE MELVILLE BROTHERS WILL READ THE DECLARATION, WHICH IN ESSENCE WILLRITICISM OF THE UNITED STATES" GOVERNMENT, AS BEING COMPLETELY AT FAULT FOR THE PROBLEMS BESETTING GUATEMALA, SUCH AS EXPLOITATION BY THE UNITED FRUIT COMPANY. THE MELVILLE BROTHERS WILL STATE THAT THEY ARE IN GUATEMALA FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHALLEN3ING THE UNITED STATES AND ITS PUPPET GOVERNMENTS. THEY HAVE CHOSEN OCTOBER AS THE

TIME TO MAKE THE DECLARATION BECAUSE IT IS ONLY ONE MONTH BEFORE

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5. MOWSTARY SuTfOrTT FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT ISBEING RAISED BY THOMAS MELVILLE IN THE UNITED STATESTHREE PRIESTS AND TWO RUNS OF TKE MAPYMOLL ORDER LOJO DID HOT GIVE DETAILS AS TO

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