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October 15, 1964
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Approved'For Release 2000 2 ? CI RDF75 Ug001 ~~ 519A64 FQI,Ab3I C YRGHT ? BY JERI?%MIAT1' O'LEARY Latin America writer of The Star Roberto Alejos, the man who provided the Central n to gence Agency with training areas in Guatemala for the Bayof Pigs invasion, is appealing to the Organization of American' States to help end the exile into which he has been cast by the; present military government. of Guatemala, headed by Manuel Bianchi of Chile, to ask 'intercession on his behalf with the government of Col. Enrique'Peralta Azurdia. The wealthy 43 - year - old Guatemalan politician and land- owner told, reporters after the OAS session that he-has, been living in exile in Miami since shortly after the Peralta coup d'etat In March, 1963. He said he was seized when he tried to return-to Guatemala last May and was held prisoner for two days before being flown to Nicaragua in a military plane. Alejos said he believes the Peralta government wanted him out of the country because he was one of the candidates for the presidency in the No- vember, 1963, election canceled by the Peralta coup. Alejos'declared the junta that overthrew the government of Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes and now rules without aconstitution is acting in an -"Iron.-fisted and arbitrary manner, persecuting political adversaries and gross- ly denying the Guatemalan people their essential rights." He ' said the Guatemalans must be ? given their rights of free speech, assembly, hone inviolability, petition and fair trial if the nation is to.return to ' ^. constitutional order. The United States extuldad recognition to,, the ,Peralta; a.'e- glme a few Weeks vdier the Approved ,f br F ease,. 4 efoi revolution. Peralta has prom ised Guatemala a new constitu-. tion by March 15 and election six ,months after that. Alejos declared it Is a mis- take to recognize any military regime anywhere in the world There will never be any order he said, if "every little man i uniform" can disrupt a lega, government by force of arms. He said his large coffee plan tation, "Helvetia," the training ground used by the anti-aastr Brigade 2506 before the Bay o Pigs invasion, has been sob but lie believed anti-Casty commando forces are usin other properties of his in , Gu temala for training. Other anti-Castro Cubans' ar training on property.; of th ruling Somoza family.' Alejos said he. is dow? in th. construction business 1 n'??Mia