March 29, 1979 • 1905 • Georgetown-State • 1404

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GEORGE 01404 311526Z
ACTION OCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 L-03 H-02 PA-02 /030 W
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R 291905Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9306
INFO AMEMBASSY CARACAS
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 1404
CARACAS FOR LEGATT

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE), GY
SUBJ:

1. MRS. JANET JAGAN, WIFE OF PEOPLE’S PROGRESSIVE PARTY (PPP) LEADER DR. CHEDDI JAGAN AND PPP FUNCTIONARY IN HER OWN RIGHT, TELEPHONED EMBASSY MARCH 27 TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING AMERICAN FREE-LANCE JOURNALIST GREGORY ROSE. MRS. JAGAN STATED THAT SHE HAD LOANED MR. ROSE HER PERSONAL FILES ON THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AND JONESTOWN, WHICH CANNOT BE REPLACED, AND THAT HE HAD NOT RETURNED THEM. EMBOFF NOTED THAT MR. ROSE HAS STATED THAT HE ANTICIPATED TRAVELING TO TEHERAN ON HIS DEPARTURE FROM GUYANA BUT THAT HE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO GEORGETOWN, POSSIBLE IN MAY. EMBASSY SUGGESTED THAT MR. JAGAN ATTEMPT TO REACH HIM THROUGH “NEW YORK” MAGAZINE.

2. MR. ROSE IS WORKING ON A BOOK ON JONESTOWN AND MAY WELL BE IN TOUCH WITH ADDRESSEES IN THIS CONNECTION. IF SO, EMBASSY REQUESTS THAT MR. ROSE BE APPRISED OF MRS. JAGAN’S REQUEST.

BURKE

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Originally posted on October 23rd, 2020.

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