1. REPORTED PRESENCE OF CUBAN OFFICIALS IN GUATEMALA 2. REPORTED PLANS OF THE

Created: 3/7/1968

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ember of the political commission of the pgt, was asked

if rumors regarding the presence of cuban guerrilla instructors

in guatemala were true. alvarado answered that the rumors are

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DISCUSSED RECENTLY WITH SOVIET OFFICIALSA PGT DELEGATE TRAVELLED TO THE USSR. ALVARADO SAID THAT SOVIET OFFICIALS WERE DISPLEASED WHEN THEY LEARNED OF CUBAN PRESENCE IN GUATEMALA, AND THE PGT HOPES THAT CUBA WILL RESPOND TO SOVIET PRESSURE AND RECALL ITS PEOPLE FROM GUATEMALA. ALVARADO REMARKED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CUBANS ARE STILL IN GUATEMALA AT THE PRESENT TIME. (FIELD COMMENT: THE PGT DELEGATE PROBABLY REFERS TO ALVARADO, WO TRAVELLED TO THE USSR TO ATTEND THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION INEE |

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AND VIOLENCE, INCLUDING THE ASSASSINATION. PERSONNEL AND GUATEMALAN ARMY OFFICERS, BUT THAT THE PGT DOUBTS THE FAR HAS THE NECESSARY CAPABILITIES TO CARRY OUTAMPAIGN. HOWEVER, ALVARADO ADMITTED THAT THE FAR DOES HAVE SOME WELL-TRAINED MEN FOR USE IN SUCH A CAMPAIGN. HE MENTIONED THAT THE FAR HAS ACQUIRED SOME FORMER PGT MEMBERS, WHO WERE SENT TO CUBA FOR TRAINING AND WHO SWITCHED TO THE FAR WHEN THE TWO REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATIONSLVARADO SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED ALFREDO DE JESUS MAYEN ALFARO AS BEING IN THIS CATEGORY. | CAMILO" IS THE PSEUDONYM OF CARLOS FRANCISCO ORDONEZ MONTEAGUDO, GUERRILLA LEADER OF THE FAR. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE FAR HAS THE NECESSARY MEN AND WEAPONS TO CARRY OUT AN EXTENSIVE, ALTHOUGH PERHAPS NOT SUSTAINED, CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IN GUATEMALA CITY. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE FAR iS PLANNING TO CARRY OUT ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE INITIATION OF GUERRILLA WARFARE OPERATIONS IN RURAL GUATEMALA. SEE

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