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

12215. GUAT 130.2 1. Appreciate advice contained in para 1 of ref however desire further clarification including answers to following questions. Although your team “discovered” believed understood, please confirm upon completion discovery of documents 2 to 9 any others in brochure, and also please advise of terms and conditions any understanding or agreement on part of regime covering our use, including overt exploitation this material. Also what can we cite as the source of these documents and method our obtainment thereof for purposes of public exploitation of documents. This “sourcing” should of course be in form acceptable to regime.3

2. We again call to your attention and that of entire PBHISTORY team the extreme importance of any and all documentary evidence tending to establish contacts, connections and courses of dealing as between Arbenz regime and/or Guat Communist Party and leaders on the one hand, and Moscow–Prague and international Communist organization on the other hand. ODACID particularly keen obtain any such documentary evidence soonest possible to assist in tying down allegations still made in some quarters that Guat Communist apparatus was purely indigenous affair, not directed, controlled or guided by world Communist hqs.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 168, Folder 6. Secret; Priority; RYBAT; PBHISTORY. No time of transmission is on the telegram.
  2. Dated August 8. (Ibid., Box 173, Folder 4)
  3. A handwritten note beside this paragraph reads, “Done.”