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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952–1954, Guatemala


Abbreviations and Cryptonyms

  • AA, American Airlines; anti-aircraft
  • A/C, aircraft
  • AC/WH, Acting Chief, Western Hemisphere Division, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Adam, Guatemala City
  • AFL, AFOL, American Federation of Labor
  • AP, Associated Press
  • BGGYPSY, Russia; Russian
  • BOND, Puerto Barrios
  • C/WH, Chief, Western Hemisphere, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
  • Caesar, Quetzaltenango
  • CEUA, Comité de Estudiantes Universitarios Anticomunistas (Committee of Anti-Communist University Students)
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CNC, Confederacion Nacional Campesina (National Confederation of Campesinos)
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CTAL, Confederacion de Trabajadores de América Latina (Confederation of Latin American Workers)
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DD/A, Deputy Director for Administration, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DD/P, Deputy Director, Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • DIR, Director of Central Intelligence
  • Doc, Mazatenango
  • DTFROGS, El Salvador
  • Eddie, El Quiché
  • EDT, estimated time of departure
  • ENE, east northeast
  • ESCOBILLA, Guatemalan national
  • ESMERALDITE, labor informant affiliated with AFL-sponsored labor movement
  • ESSENCE, Guatemalan anti-Communist leader
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • FAN, National Anti-Communist Front
  • FAO, Foreign Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • FJHOPEFUL, military base
  • FOA, Foreign Operations Administration
  • Frank, Jutiapa, Guatemala
  • Goss, Coban, Guatemala
  • Hank, Zacapa (Guatemalan base)
  • HTKEEPER, Mexico City
  • HTPLUME, Panama
  • iden, identity
  • Ike, San Jose
  • Jack, Florida, Honduras
  • JMBLUG, John S. Peurifoy, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala
  • Kent, Carias Viejas, Honduras
  • KMFLUSH, Nicaragua
  • KMPAJAMA, Mexico
  • KMPLEBE, Peru
  • K-Program, operations aimed at intelligence and defection of Guatemalan military; after May 11, 1954, redirected at military defections
  • KUBARK, Central Intelligence Agency
  • KUCLUB, Office of Communications
  • KUFIRE, intelligence
  • KUGOWN, propaganda
  • Larry, Entre Rios, Guatemala
  • LCFLUTTER, polygraph
  • LCI, landing craft
  • LCPANGS, Costa Rica
  • LINC, LINCOLN, PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida
  • LIONIZER, Guatemalan refugee group in Mexico
  • MA, military attaché
  • Mike, Asuncion Mita, Guatemala
  • Nick, Gualan, Guatemala
  • N.O., New Orleans
  • o/a, on or about
  • ODACID, U.S. Embassy
  • ODUNIT, U.S. Air Force
  • ODYOKE, U.S. Government
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • OPIM, Operational Immediate
  • ops, operations
  • ORIT, Organizacion Regional Inter-Americana de Trabajadores (AFL-sponsored anti-Communist labor federation)
  • P/A, political asset
  • PAA, Pan American Airlines
  • PANCHO, Carlos Castillo Armas
  • PBFORTUNE, CIA project to supply anti-Arbenz forces with weapons, supplies, and funding; predecessor to PBSUCCESS
  • PBHISTORY, Central Intelligence Agency project to gather and analyze documents from the Arbenz government in Guatemala that would incriminate Arbenz as a Communist
  • PBPRIME, United States
  • PBS, PBSUCCESS, Central Intelligence Agency covert operation to overthrow Arbenz government in Guatemala
  • PSB, Psychological Strategy Board
  • PW, psychological warfare
  • QKFLOWAGE, United States Information Agency
  • RUFUS, Carlos Castillo Armas
  • sab, sabotage
  • SARANAC, training site in Nicaragua
  • SCRANTON, training base for radio operators near Nicaragua
  • SGUAT, CIA Station in Guatemala
  • SHERWOOD, CIA radio broadcasting program based in Nicaragua begun on May 1, 1954
  • SKILLET, Whiting Willauer, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras
  • SKIMMER, The “Group” CIA cover organization supporting Castillo Armas
  • SLINC, telegram indicator for PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida
  • SSE, south southeast
  • STANDEL, Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala
  • svcd, serviced
  • SYNCARP, the “Junta,” Castillo Armas' political organization headed by Cordova Cerna
  • T/O, table of organization
  • UFCO, UNFC, UNIFRUIT, United Fruit Company
  • WASHTUB, operation to plant Soviet arms in Nicaragua
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • WH, Western Hemisphere
  • WSBURNT, Guatemala
  • WSHOOFS, Honduras