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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Guatemala,   pp. 718-759 PDF (13.5 MB)


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of it belongs to Guatemala. They fear public wrath if he is Per-
mitted to leave. There are reports he will be tried for crime, but
nothing positive. City and country rapidly approaching normal.
MOMILLIN
814.00/479b: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala
(McMillin)
WASHINGTON, May 24, 1920-5 p.mr.
50. Department desires immediate report on present situation,
including your opinion as to whether life of Estrada Cabrera is
in immediate danger.
POLK
814.00/480: Telegram
The Minister in Guatemala (McMillin) to the Secretary of State
GUATEMALA [uwdated].
[Received May 27, 1920-8 p.m.]
93. Department's telegram 50 May 24, 5 p.m. I received positive
assurance today that Estrada Cabrera's life will be spared though
trial will continue. He has been removed three times since incar-
cerated and now in ordinary police station. Authorities would send
him from the country but fear people.
Authorities say most of Cabrera's generals' lives will be spared
but three or four are accused of such murders and assassinations as
will probably entail death. They admit anxiety to extend clemency
as far as public will tolerate.
Certain newspapers advocating vengeance have been admonished
by Government to desist and one editor removed. In other respects
new Government moving smoothly. No opponent to Herrera for
President has been nominated.
MCMILLIN
814.00/483: Telegram
The Minister in Guatemala (McMillin) to the Secretary of State
GUATEMALA, June 5, 192B0-1 p.mq.
[Received June 7-2: 10 p.m.]
100. Your 51, June 3, 3 [5] p.m.14 Salvador, Honduras, and Costa
Rica have recognized new Government and received its envoys.
14Not printed.
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GUATEMALA


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