Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for U.S.
DE RUEHSG #0385 1192054
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 282054Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3169
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000385
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 U.S.
NAVAL COMMAND COLLEGE 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 officer who has
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 July 18.
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the U.S. Naval Command College
Course, to be held at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode
Island, between July 28, 2008 and July 19, 2009. 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.
Alberto SOTO Valenzuela, Commander, Administrative Deputy Director,
Naval War College, 09/26/1966, Valparaiso, 9.417.401-5
4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance.
Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible information
that the candidate has been involved in gross human rights