Carlos Enrique Díaz de León (1910-1971) 25th President of Guatemala. Chief of the armed forces, took over when Arbenz resigned. Diaz spoke to the nation on the radio - "The struggle against the mercenary invaders of Guatemala will not abate. Colonel Arbenz had done what he thought was his duty. I shall carry on." In consequence of stating his presidential commitment to resisting foreign invasion, he was forcibly removed from office under threat of machine gun after only 24 hours.
Thomas E. Whelan (1895-1977) US Ambassasor to Nicaragua under Eisenhower. Whelan had developed strong ties to Somoza and was considered part of the team even without an intelligence background. Whelan in Managua and Willauer in Honduras reported to the CIA through Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith. Image: Jacqueline Cochran and Thomas E. Whelan at Luis Somoza's Presidential Inauguration, 1956