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Pseudonym: Restrepo, Julio

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Julio Restrepo was a pseudonym for Carlos Castillo Armas. The index of Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1952-1954: Guatemala, stated that for Julio Restrepo see Carlos Castillo Armas.
Restrepo was listed as a pseudonym at the beginning of the document. Carlos Castillo Armas also had the pseudonym of John H. Calligeris, the cryptonyms of PANCHO and RUFUS. Castillo Armas was President of the Guatemalan Junta as of July 8, 1954, and President of Guatemala from September 2, 1954 to July 26, 1957.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: Persons and Pseudonyms

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12/15/53: CIA document: Titled: Stage One Report Annex B Friendly Assets and Potential: Page 9: "ATTACHMENT A: Full Name: RUFUS. Alias: Julio Restrepo - pseudonym. Date and Place of Birth: 1914 in Guatemala. Present Citizenship: Guatemalan. Relatives and friends in the United States: Peter Woolson, San Antonio, Texas. Wife: Odilia. Brother: Julio Federico Paiz, brother-in-law also known as Federico Paiz Herrera, leader of anti-Communist student group. Political Affiliation: An Aranista. Opposed to the moral corruption of the Arbenz regime. At present, anti-Communistic...Education: Six years of primary school. Two years Industrial Technical School of Guatemala. Three years basic military studies at the Military Academy. Six mos, specialized training in Artillery at the Military Academy. One year basic course in School of Applied Tactics, Guatemala. Three months at General Staff course (Ground), Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Four and a half mos., Service Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Military Service: Entered Military Academy in 1933 and graduated in 1936. Captain in June, 1939. Major in June, 1944. Lt. Colonel in ? Arrested on 27 August 1949 for failure to send troops to the capital on 18 July..." For more information and to see this document in another context, see https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/ike/guat/20176.htm

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