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The Minister in Guatemala (McMillin) to the Secretary of State

24. In an interview with President Cabrera this morning latter characterized present opposition to him as a continuation or outgrowth of the German influences in Guatemala during the war. He asserts one of the men now in jail was involved in an effort to conceal German activities during the war. He stated that he intends day after tomorrow to give the opposition a blow which will crush it once for all.

Generally believed here that most Germans oppose new party. Some political prisoners have been notified they are to be tried for treason and sedition by military court. This may be blow to which President referred.