264. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to the CIA Station in Guatemala1

07147. Re: DIR 07144.2

For a number of obvious reasons we must not lose opportunity collect for later study and exploitation the mass of documentation which undoubtedly exists in Guatemala attesting to activities and workings international communism there.
Communist Party hqs, private offices Communist leaders, labor and other Communist-controlled organizations, FonOff, Caracas Conference Staff, G–2, G–4 are some of the places and sources which will yield such info but only if made clear this absolute and immediate necessity and that “protection” will not be tolerated.
Need for this should be transmitted [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] Calligeris and effected [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] immediately. [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] work with Cruz or whoever can give you authority and support. Not a minute should be lost. Suggest you assess desirability use of CLOWER who although remaining in background would control indigenous team armed with appropriate authority of requisition. When above operational hqs prepared assign TDY Embassy KUBARK Sgranger [Page 409]CP expert with small clerical staff respectively to give guidance and collate material for processing hqs.
Determined move this direction will yield additional advantage placing us in position affect [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] and [less than 1 line of source text not declassified].
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 9, Folder 4. Secret; Operational Immediate; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Drafted by [name not declassified]. Repeated to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters.
  2. Dated June 30. (Ibid.)