Dec 1, 78 • 1830 • Georgetown-State • 4057

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 830 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was release58at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04057_d.html.]

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GEORGE 04057 040300Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 PA-02 ICA-20 SP-02 SCS-06 CA-01 PPT-01 SY-05 FBIE-00 SS-15 L-03 H-02 NSC-05 SSO-00 /088 W
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R 011830Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8301
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4057
E.O. 12065 N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: GOG DENIES THAT ANY MEMBER OF PEOPLES’ TEMPLE GRANTED GUYANESE CITIZENSHIP
REF: GEORGETOWN 4016

1. GOVERNMENT-OWNED “GUYANA CHRONICLE” OF DECEMBER 1 REPORTED THAT A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS HAD “EXPLAINED” ON NOVEMBER 30 THAT “NO MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE WERE GRANTED GUYANES CITIZENSHIP EARLIER THIS YEAR” AS HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPORTED BY THE PRESS.

2. THE SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED THAT FIVE MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE HAD APPLIED FOR GUYANESE CITIZENSHIP, BUT “THEIR APPLICATIONS WERE UNDERE CONSIDERATION,” ACCORDING TO THE CHRONICLE.

BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

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Originally posted on March 17th, 2020.

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