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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Advanced

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DE RUEHSG #0329 1021954
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111954Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3081
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000329

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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 ADVANCED
BOARDING OFFICER COURSE

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

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

2. (SBU) 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 Navy officers who have
been nominated for U.S. funded training, 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 if possible by no later than April 18.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Advanced Boarding Officer
Course Mobile Training Team, to be held at the Chilean Navy Security
and Maritime Operations Directorate, Valparaiso, Chile, between
April 21 and April 30, 2008. The name and identifying information
of the proposed candidates appear in the following format: Name,
rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth and national
identification number.

Gerardo ZWANZGER Lander, Lieutenant, Chilean Ship "Lynch", Navy,
07/04/1975, Chile, 12.748.011-7

Andres SILVA Gomez, Lieutenant, Navy Armament Center, Navy,
02/26/1976, Chile, 13.019.301-3

Erick ANDWANTER Cuellar, Lieutenant JG, Valparaiso Port Authority,
Navy, Chile, 02/02/1981

Raul CEBALLOS Fuentes, Lieutenant JG, Iquique Port Authority,
09/15/1979, Chile, 13.638.974-2

Matias RABY Olavarria, Lieutenant JG, Chilean Ship "Prat", Navy,
12/13/1980, Chile, 13.852.337-5

Rodrigo ECHEVERRIA Saavedra, Petty Officer First Class, Chilean Ship
"Aysen", Navy, 01/17/1971, Chile, 12.037.637-3

Arturo VIERA Vega, Petty Officer Second Class, Navy Politechnical
Academy, Navy, 03/15/1975, Chile, 12.805.639-4

Boris OLIVARES Jamett, Petty Officer Second Class, Chilean Ship
"Lynch", Navy, 05/10/1973, Chile, 12.441.858-5

Waldo CANARIO Jara, Petty Officer Third Class, Chilean Ship
"Cochrane", Navy, 05/22/1981, Chile, 14.033.367-0

Victor IMIO Lagos, Petty Officer Third Class, Chilean Ship
"Latorre", Navy, 05/06/1981, Chile, 14.225.360-7

Humberto AMIGO Rojas, Petty Officer Third Class, Chilean Ship
"Lynch", Navy, 02/21/1982, Chile, 15.147.713-5

Israel ESPINOZA Campos, Petty Officer Third Class, Navy Armament
Center, Navy, 05/07/1980, Chile, 09.698.693-9

Fritz DATER Carvajal, Petty Officer Third Class, Iquique Port
Authority, Navy, 04/15/1982, Chile, 15.021.577-3

Rolando MORALES Guerrero, Petty Officer Third Class, Navy
Politechnical Academy, Navy, 05/07/1981, Chile, 10.856.543-8

Roberto QUEZADA, Cabrera, Petty Officer Third Class, Osorno Port
Authority, Navy, 04/23/1981, Chile, 14.065.830-8

Alejandro IRARRAZABAL Diaz, Seaman, Valparaiso Port Authority, Navy,
01/16/1986, Chile, 16.200.960-5

Marcelo MENA Pereda, Seaman, Iquique Port Authority, Navy,
06/26/1987, Chile, 16.515.090-2

Moises JARPA Flores, Seaman, Osorno Port Authority, Navy, 12/9/1986,
Chile, 16.284.857-7

Daniel SEGUEL, Correa, Seaman, Valparaiso Port Authority, Navy,
05/18/1988, Chile, 16.968.182-1

Claudio CORNEJO Rojas, Seaman, Valparaiso Port Authority, Navy,
01/06/1983, Chile, 15.069.404-3

Juan Pablo FICA Yevenes, Seaman, Maritime Interests Directorate,
Navy, 05/23/1986, Chile, 16.327.854-5

4. (U) Post apologizes for the short notice and greatly appreciates
the Department's assistance. Embassy's ongoing investigation has
not found credible information that the candidates have been
involved in gross human rights violations.

URBAN

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