Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for United
DE RUEHSG #0636 1891521
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 071521Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3472
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000636
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 UNITED
NATIONS LOGISTICS 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 Army officers who have
been nominated to participate in 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 11.
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the United Nations Logistics
Course, to be held in Guatemala, between July 14 and July 29, 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.
Carlos Rodrigo GONZALEZ Chandia, Lieutenant Colonel, Chilean Joint
Center for Peacekeeping Operations, 05/27/1966, Santiago,
Pablo A. IBARRA Cordero, Captain, Chilean Joint Center for
Peacekeeping Operations, 07/21/1972, Santiago, 12.287.031-5
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.