Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Boarding
DE RUEHSG #0487 1482037
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 272037Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3297
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000487
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC PM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR BOARDING
TEAM MEMBER 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,
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Boarding Team Member Course,
to be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy,
Charleston, South Carolina between June 18 and July 18, 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.
Rolando LETELIER Vidal, Petty Officer Third Class, Motorist, LPM
Aconcagua, 08/02/1983, Los Andes, 15.555.241-7
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