Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For
DE RUEHSG #0506 1501920
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291920Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3318
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000506
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
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 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 Air Force 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.
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Information Systems Course,
to be held at the Inter American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA), San
Antonio, Texas between June 24 and August 27, 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.
Manuel A. ALVAREZ Cisternas, Airman, First Air Brigade, 02/12/1987,
Miguel I. CORTEZ Munoz, Airman, Logistics Command, 11/04/1986,
Hector D. HINOJOSA Jara, Airman, Tenth Aviation Group, 06/04/1986,
Patricio I. LILLO Vidal, Airman, Thirty-Second Aviation Group,
06/23/1985, Santiago, 16.006.804-3
Gerardo A. ARRIAGADA Flores, Airman, First Air Brigade, 05/04/1987,
4. (U) Post 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