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The Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State

8. A coalition of the official Liberal and the Progresista sections of the Liberal Party, under the name of the Liberal Progresista Party, has launched the candidacy of General Jorge Ubico for President. The Independiente section of the party under the leadership of Bernardo Alvarado Tello has refused to join this coalition. Up to the present time there is no opposition candidate.