VIEWS OF PRESIDENT MIGUEL YDIGORAS FUENTES ON THE UPCOMING MEETING OF PRESIDEN

Created: 3/16/1963

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COMPLAINED ABOUT PRESIDENT JOHN

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HAVE CONOUCTED THEMSELVES CORRECTLY WITH GUATEMALA AND WITH HIM.

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WAS CRITICAL. WEAKNESS IN DEALING WITH THE COMMUNIST PROBLEM, PARTICULARLY IN RESPECT TO CUBA.

3. YDIGORAS SAID THAT THE PENDING MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTS IM SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA WILL NOT AMOUNT TO MUCH BECAUSE IT WILL NOT TREAT SERIOUSLY WITH THE TRUE AND SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS OF THE CARIBBEAN. NEVERTHELESS, YDIGORAS SAID THAT HE, YDIGORAS, WAS PRrTM; AND READY TO MAKE SPECIFIC AND CONCRETE PROPOSALS TO PRESIDENT KEMbT IN THIS RESPECT, HE SAID, HE HAS ALREADY COMMUNICATED WITH OTHER PRESIDENTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND EXPLORED THE POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING THEIR SUPPORT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE ONLY ONE OPF THEM CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING "THE HARD LINE1*.

U. YDIGORAS SAID THAT IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, GUATEMALA,TRONG POSITION AND CONTINUAL VIGILANCE HAS PREVENTED THEROMUCCESSFUL BLOW AND TAKING OVER THE COUNTRY.

:. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PENDING GUATEMALAN PRESIDENTIALWILL WINARGE MAJORITY. THE OTHER POLITICAL PART IL:.AND WEAK.

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