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The nation of Mexico. Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 1952-1954: Guatemala cited KMPAJAMA as being Mexico.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

A State Department report covering United States foreign relations with Guatemala and it contains a cryptonym and abbreviation list of related people, groups, and subjects. The cryptonym for the nation of Mexico is KMPAJAMA.


06/17/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: "1. Evidence available convinces us of following: A. Internal Calligeris (Carlos Castillo Armas) org has been demoralized, frightened into inactivity or badly disorganized by commie police efforts and arrests. B. Consequently opposition left with Calligeris external assets plus possibility (REDACTION) move. C. External assets now in position where will probably move regardless what we do. Only action available to us is either withdraw support or attempt delay move without certainty effective for very brief period, possibly day or two at most. D. Delay of such brief period would gain nothing as too short for reorganization and would just give additional time for commies brutalize opposition and pick up few remaining assets such as SAB leaders, organizers, ROS and teams from KMPAJAMA. E. (REDACTION): Move will either occur momentarily or in our opinion he will be arrested or otherwise eliminated..."


06/25/54: Cable to LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: "1. LINC gratified that evacuation PBPRIME (U.S.) citizens to take place within 24 hours. Agrees planes best means and outline statement para 2 Ref B quite effective. 2. Strongly agree, however, against DTFROGS (El Salvador) or KMFLUSH (Nicaragua) as destination evacuation planes, as stated Ref A. First, suggest that WSBURNT (Guatemala), having already attacked WSHOOFS (Honduras), may soon attack either DTFROG or KMFLUSH, too. Second, would consider it highly effective if convoy of transport planes could be awaited outside territorial waters by impressive ODUNIT (U.S. Air Force) fighter escort, implying that hostile unidentified aircraft and/or naval units, e.g. submarines reported lurking Caribbean. Destination evacuation flights might therefore be either HTPLUME (Panama), KMPAJAMA or airport southern PBPRIME. Both reasons to be included public ODACID (U.S. State Department) statement. 3. Decisive statement makes it unmistakeably clear ODYOKE (U.S. Government) no confidence that WSBURNT Government able or willing maintain either domestic or foreign peace or keep any promise, considering how many palpable lies in recent official government communications. 4. Re Ref C: Urge all PBPRIME citizens be told not to use trains at any time. This is least they can do to help our effort as enemy is making extensive use this form of transportation. Rain has made most roads impassable. In this critical hour we urge we not be handicapped by worrying about people's person convenience if air is to be available insist they use or take own chances after being warned about trains. We can control our PBPRIME pilots but cannot be certain our foreign pilots would comply if opportunity present to strike train. Trains are now military targets. Cable Secretariat Comment: A tempo copy of this message issued to Mr. Wisner's office at 1945, 25 Jun 54."


06/25/54: Cable to Director to Sr. Rep., LINCOLN (Orig: Frank G. Wisner, Unit: DD/P): Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS: RE LINC 4298 (IN 21926): "1. Where as we appreciate some pilot error may be expected in air ops HQs expects you to do all in your power maintain necessary discipline in conduct air ops to end that trains carrying PBPRIME (U.S.) citizens and other foreign nationals shall not be bombed or strafed. This prohibition applies specifically to trains running north and south between Adam (Guatemala City) and KMPAJAMA. 2. See our following cable to JMBLUG (John S Peurifoy) requesting he take steps prevent PBPRIME citizens from using Adam-BOND (Puerto Barrios) line, and giving maximum advance notice to us in event citizens contemplate utilization for any reason whatsoever."


06/26/54: Cable from LINCOLN to SHERWOOD (Info: Director): Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS/PBCABOOSE: FOR BRODFROST: "1. FYI: Tentative plan for evacuation PBPRIME's (Americans) from WSBURNT (Guatemala) as follows: Eleven C-47's and one C-54 ODUNIT (U.S. Air Force) A/C standing by on alert at (REDACTION) will fly direct to Adam (Guatemala City) pick up evacuees and fly direct to capital DTFROGS (El Salvador). Thence evacuees will be airlifted soonest to capital KMPAJAMA or direct to PBPRIME (U.S.). Will require more than one trip by twelve plane fleet to remove all personnel. 2. You will be kept advised on timing and flight plan and are directed to make certain that no SYNCARP (Note: The "Junta", Castillo Armas' political organization headed by Cordova Cerna) action will interfere with this evacuation."


06/30/54: Dispatch/cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS: "1. Latest info, including radio news, indicates perhaps 200 RPT 200 commies and pro-commies have taken asylum KMPAJAMA Embassy WSBURNT (Guatemala) City. This motley crowd includes Arbenz, Toriello, Diaz, Fortuny, Gutierrez, many others. Embassy quarters very crowded, had to rent nearby building to house all. 2. Quite likely these heterogenous personalities will use expected long waiting period until safe conducts arranged for political debates, including mutual recriminations, seeking scapegoats, analyzing each others mistakes etc. Contents such conversations might furnish valuable clues for either KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) exploitation, prosecution of crimes, uncovery escaped commies, stay behind apparat or like. 3. Suggest you consider ways listening to these talks, whether by planting mikes, or through employees embassy, or stool pigeon among refugees, or any other practicable method. If you approve, request you instruct SGUAT (CIA station in Guatemala) directly, perhaps send technical expert with needed equipment there."


06/30/54: Cable from Director to Sr. Rep. Guatemala (Orig: J. D. Esterline, Unit: WH): Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: "1. Can you confirm press reports re sanctuary in KMPAJAMA Embassy of all top commies as well as STANDEL (Jacobo Arbenz Guzman), SUMAC and company. Also request confirmation report of large angry crowds around embassy crying for blood of their oppressors. 2. If above reports true please provide as much detail as possible and put newsmen to taking photos of crowds. 3. HQs strongly supports LINC's suggestion to attempt infiltrate phony commies among people in sanctuary para 1 above. This should bear rich dividends if successful and might result in much deserved embarrassment certain KMPAJAMA officials. 4. Suggest station and LINC make heavy exploitation of fact STANDEL and SUMAC who protest anti-Communism thus revealed as birds of feather flocking with all commies in defeat. Government radio could also play this one a few times. It would do much to debunk the deathless farewell address." Releasing Officer: J. D. Esterline.


07/02/54: Cable from Director to Sr Rep Guatemala: Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS: FROM WHITING: "1. Have just read 2 July AP story from Guatemala re discovery widespread torture of anti-Communists. 2. Sample: 'Grisly story of corpses in mass graves after torture - gruesome display in Guatemala City morgue and other places - terrible evidence of torture most extreme form including gouged eyes, hands tied behind back and machine-gunned, stabbing,' etc etc. 3. This chance to show Communist atrocities must not be lost. Get press to do wide open job with extensive photo evidence. KMPAJAMA particularly needs to see this material. 4. Work closely with ODACID (U.S. State Department) personnel to provide proper guidance to newsmen. Provide HQs with copies all photos soonest for world wide use." Releasing Officer: F. G. Wisner.


07/03/54: Cable from Guatemala to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: "1. Re B and C answer para 1 re A. Crowds were sizable, fairly noisy, not very violent. 2. Checks with newsmen reveal good photo coverage of crowds but KMPAJAMA Embassy refused photos inside. 3. Re Ref D, Life and other photographers covered atrocities extensively. Even pinkos like Flora Gruson and Harvey Rosenhouse were temporarily incensed at reds on seeing the atrocities. Cable Secretariat Comment: A run-off copy of this message was delivered to Mr. Wisner's office at 1630 3 July 54."


07/08/54: Cable from Director to Senior Rep, Guatemala City (Orig: Frank G. Wisner, Unit: DD/P): REF: DIR 07823 (OUT 59911): ..."2...A. Junta to maintain careful surveillance KMPAJAMA and other embassies containing most significant Communist leaders and other dangerous persons with view to immediate arrest of any who stray from premises or otherwise break asylum...C. Bring pressure to bear on other Latin American governments especially KMPAJAMA to extradite murderers and criminals such as Cruz Wer and Rosenburg, and also with view to persuading KMPAJAMAs (Mexicans) and others of unwisdom harboring so many known Communists in name of sacred right of asylum. In this connection ODACID (U.S. State Department) has undertaken bring pressure to bear KMPAJAMA Government by pointing out large numbers Communists they protecting and helping and by making point this type of action and any assistance to leading Communists escape to Russia could not fail to prejudice relations between KMPAJAMA and PBPRIME (U.S.). D. It might prime pump and have persuasive effect upon KMPAJAMAs and others if WSBERYL or some other countries granting asylum should set precedence or withdrawing asylum privileges from two or three individuals charged with high crimes and misdemeanors...efforts should be made to restrain public demonstrations against KMPAJAMA and other embassies since this only bolsters and reaffirms positions of those embassies granting asylum, and in addition, makes bad press elsewhere in world thus arousing sympathy for the rascals. 4. FYI: KMPAJAMA newspapers while affirming asylum tradition recognize limitations, dangers and possible abuse if asylum used to permit influx of undesirable criminals, extremists, and use of KMPAJAMA as base for conspiracy against WSBURNT (Guatemala)."

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