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

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0591 1721925
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201925Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3423
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000591

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

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 SPECIAL
REACTION TEAM 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 if possible by no later than July 3.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Special Reaction Team Course,
to be held at the Inter American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA), San
Antonio, Texas between July 7 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.

Luis B. PINO Vargas, Technical Sergeant, Combat Command, 10/05/1965,
Rancagua, 10.247.668-9

Alvaro O. NILO Moreno, Senior Airman, Combat Command, 09/21/1977,
Santiago, 10.269.094-k

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

WEITZENKORN

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