346. Memorandum From Arnold Nachmanoff of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1 2

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  • Capture of Guatemalan Guerrilla Leader

The intelligence report at Tab A notes that Guatemalan Security Forces arrested one of the top three leaders of the Guatemalan Rebel Armed Forces (FAR) on 20 November.

[text not declassified] this arrest was made possible by the decision to provide information to the Guatemalan Government [text not declassified] on the location of the residence of FAR leaders.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 785, Country Files, Latin America, Guatemala, Vol. I. Secret; Nodis. Sent for information. Initialed by Kissinger. Attached but not published at Tab A is CIA Intelligence Information Cable TDCS 314/12113–70, November 20, which indicated that the FAR leader captured was Enrique Salazar Solórzano (a.k.a. “Antonio”), chief of FAR intelligence. CIA warned that repercussions from the guerrilla’s capture “may fall, at least in part, on North American personnel.” (Ibid.)
  2. Nachmanoff forwarded a Central Intelligence Agency report indicating that one of three top FAR leaders had been arrested.