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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0026
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1038 1791806
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281806Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1732
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001038

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
NAVAL COMMAND COLLEGE

REF: FISCHER-CRETAROLO EMAIL 06/15/2007

1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist
in conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well
as a general name check, of the following Chilean candidate
who has been nominated for training in the U.S., pursuant to
the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit
the results of such, including information not strictly
covered by the Leahy Amendment, to Embassy.

3. The proposed training is the Naval Command College
Course, which will take place at the Naval War College,
Newport Rhode Island, from July 25, 2007 through June 20,
2008. The name and identifying information of the proposed
candidate appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit,
date of birth, place of birth and national identification
number.

a. Marcelo GOMEZ Garcia, Commander (Navy), Head of the
Planning Department, 4th Naval Zone (Iquique), 09 April 1965,
Santiago Chile, 09.464.940-4.


4. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidate has been involved in gross
human rights violations.
KELLY

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