AREVALO'S RETURN TO GUATEMALA

Created: 3/29/1963

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JOSE AREVALO BERMEJO ARRIVED IN GUATEMALALYING IN BY PRIVATE PLANE FROMARM AIRSTRIP NEAR COATEPEQUE, SAN MARCOS. RETURNED IMMEDIATELY TO MEXICO, LEAVING AREVALO ALONE

ON THE AIRSTRIP, HIS RECEPTION COMMITTEE NOT HAVING ARRIVED ON TIME. AFTER TWO HOURS SPENT IN THE COMPANY OF SEVERAL CAMPESINOS, THE CAR ARRIVED FROM GUATEMALA CITY AND RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL WITH AREVALO.

IS IN GUATEMALA CITY, STAYING AT FRIENDS'CHANGING LOCATION BY NIGHT.

3- THF PRINCIPALADFRS PLAN TQ MEET WITH AREVALO

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NIGHT OFARCH, AT WHICH MEETING THEY WILL DETERMINE THE COURSES OF ACTION TO BE FOLLOWED. THE FOLLOWING POSSIBILITIES ARE BEING CONSIDERED:

A. ROCLAMATION ONARCH TO THE EFFECT THAT AREVALO IS IN GUATEMALA TO LEAD HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, TELLING ALL AREVALISTS NOT TO GO TO THE AIRPORT ONARCH AS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED, OR SECRETLY TELLING THE AREVALISTS TO MEET AT ANOTHER LOCATIONALLY AND LETTING THE GOVERNMENT THINK THAT THEY ARE GOING TO THE AIRPORT.

6. TELL THE PEOPLE THAT AREVALO IS IN GUATEMALA BUT HAVE HIM LAY LOWERIOD OF TIME, NOT CAUSING ANY PUBLIC

THE AREVALI ST SHOCK TROOPS, WHO ARE WELLSTART IMMEDIATE ACTION TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

COL. ENRIQUE PERALTA AZURDIA, MINISTERWHO IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MAINREVALISTSARMY. II THE AREVALISTS ARE NOT INTERESTED

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COMMENT: THERE ARE INCREASING SIGNS WHICH INDI-

CATE THAT YDIGORAS MAY NOT ACTUALLY HAVE OPPOSED AREVALO'S

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RETURN AND THAT HE MAY NOT ACTIVELY OPPOSE HIS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY. SUCH STEPS AS HE HAS PUBLICLY TAKEN AGAINST AREVALO

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BEEN TAKEN SINCERELY. THUS IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT HE IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES IN TYPICAL YD IGORAS FASHION).

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