RE GUATEMALA CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS THAT U.S. CITIZENS ARE KIDNA

Created: 3/1/1994

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I. REF ATTACK IS FART OF AH ONGOING AND LONCBUNHINC HYSTERIA IN GUATEMALA CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS . CITIZENS ARE KIDNAPPING GUATEMALAN BABIES IN ORDER TO SELL THEM OR THEIR ORGANS IN THE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAS CULMINATED IN THIS MOST RECENT ACT. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THIS CAMPAICN BEING PART OF AN ANTI-US MILITARY CAMPAIGN. ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAS BEEN OIRECTED AGAINST INDIVIDUAL US CITIZENS AND NOT AGAINST THE fUERTES CAMINOS PRESENCE. WE DO NOT HAVE AM ELN HERE SO CANNOT COMMENT ON THIS. BUT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT NaRCOS ARE BEHIND THIS. THE ATTACK ON THE US WOMAN WAS CERTAINLY NOT THE RESULTUATEMALAN POLICE OR MILITARY CAMPAIGN OIRECYED ACAINST US CITIZENS.

2. THE LOCAL HTSTCRIA IS DIRECTED AGAINST EASILY IDENTIFIABLE US NATIONALS CARRTINC BACKPACKS (LOCALS BELIEVE THE BABY PARTS ARE STORED IN THE BACKPACK FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE US). THIS ATTITUDE IS MOST PREVALENT IN THE INTERIOR OF THE COUNTRT WHERE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TEND TO BE LESS EDUCATED AND MORE SUPERSTITIOUS. THE RECENT INCIDENT RESULTED FROM THE AMERICAN CITIZEN SPCAKlNC TO SOME CUaTEMaLAN CHILDRENEVERAL GUATEMALAN ONLOOKERS ACCUSING HER OF TRY INC TO KIDNAP

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3. THE EMBASSY IS REQUESTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT UPGRADE THE TRAVEL ADVISORY ON GUATEMALA. THE PEACE CORPS HAS WITHDRAWN ITS TWO VOLUNTEERS IN SAN CRISTOBAL AND HAS RECALLED ALL VOLUNTEERS TO GUATEMALA CITY FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND. THE AMBASSADOR HAS OIRECTED TKaT ALL US EMPLOYEES LIMIT THEIR TRAVEL TO REMOTE AREAS ANDOW PROFILE THROUGHOUT GUATEMALA.

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