Dec 6, 78 • 0222 • State-Georgetown • 307336

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ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SIG-03 MMO-01 IO-14 AF-10 EA-10 EUR-12 NEA-06 /072 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/CAR:R MCCOY
APPROVED BY ARA:V P VAKY
ARA/CAR: A HEWITT
ARA:BRANDON GROVE
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P 060222Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS PRIORITY
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INFORM CONSULS

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO) GY
SUBJECT: THE JONESTOWN TRAGEDY
REF: STATE 302585

FOLLOWING IS A CORRECTION TO QUESTION 5 PARAGRAPH 9 REFTEL: SECOND PART OF THE ANSWER IS INACCURATE, JONES WAS NOT OFTEN SEEN WITH HIGH GOG OFFICIALS. RESPONSE SHOULD BE THAT GOG GAVE PERMISSION TO JONES TO ESTABLISH SETTLEMENT IN GUYANA. PERIODIC VISITS WERE MADE TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY BY CABINET MINISTERS AND OTHER GOG OFFICIALS AND THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE OFFICE IN GEORGETOWN REPORTEDLY HAD CLOSE RELATIONS WITH THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

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