The 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala

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Castillo's rebels at the Church of the Black Christ, Esquipulas. The ragtag rebel army funded by the CIA.

Gasoline depot bombed by CIA rebel air force. Rebel troops advance on Guatemala City.

Colonel Castillo Armas enters Esquipulas
with supporters.
CIA agent Enno Hobbing and
U.S. Ambassador John Peurifoy.

Col. Carlos Castillo Armas speaks from the National Palace after the coup.

Arbenz searched at airport. President Carlos Castillo Armas


Dwight Eisenhower and Carlos Castillo