1. GROWING CONCERN THAT PRESIDENT JORGE SERRANO ELIAS WILL GRANT UNNECESSARY CO

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT. NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE REPORT CLASS S

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COUNTRY s GUATEMALA

GROWING CONCERN

'THAT PRESIDENT JDRGE SERRANO EL IA

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APPROVED FOR RELEAS DATE:7

IS UNFAIRLY BLAMED FOR AC

hill grant unnecessary concessions to therevolutionary union military intelligence

Ions initiated by the

PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY DEPARTMENT (ARCHIVOS)

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MILITARY OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE PEACE

NEGOTIATIONS WERE BEGINNING TO FORM THE OPINION THAT PRESIDENT SERRANO HANTS TOEACE ACCORD SO MUCH THAT HE IS HILLING TO AGREE TO ANYTHING.

THE

MILITARY WOULD NEVERECISION ON ITS FUTURE, INC .UDING FORCE

REDUCTION ISSUES, THAT ARE DICTATED BY THE URNG.

] THE DECISION ON THE MILITARY'S FUTURE ROLE IN GUATEMALA.

INCLUDING ANY FORCE REDUCTIONS, SHOULD BE DECIDED BY CIVILIAN AND MILITARY OFFICIALS WITHINEVEN WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIVATE DEFINITELY NOT BY THE URNG.

MILITARY OFFICERS DO NOT

IKJtii PRfcSIDfcNI fsfcHHANU'S JUUUMbNI IN IHfc NEGOTIATION PROCESS.

A RECENTLY PUBLICIZED DEATH THREAT LI5T, WHICH CONTAINED THE NAMES OF VARIOUS JOURNALISTS AND LABOR LEADERS.

LIST ORIGINATED IN ALIHUUUH IHE PUBLIC PLACEU E BLAME ON. ITED THE MYRNA MACK MURDER AS ONE OF THE MORE VIOLENT AND POLITICALLY COSTLY ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN BY ARCHIVOS FOR HHICH THEAS BLAMED.

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