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

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DE RUEHSG #0638 1891522
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 071522Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3474
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000638

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 DISASTER
PLANNERS MOBILE EDUCATION 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 personnel 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 11.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Disaster Planners Mobile
Education Course, to be held at the National College for Political
and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) in Santiago, Chile, between July 14
and July 18, 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.

Andres Enrique LLARENA Astudillo; Commander (0-5) Chilean Navy
Health Directorate; 09/17/1964; Concepcion, Chile; 8.691.557-K.

Jose Luis VALENZUELA Figueroa; Colonel (0-6); Search and Rescue,
Chilean Air Force; 10/28/1953; Santiago, Chile; 6.438.307-8.

Miguel Jose FIGUEROA Ibarra; Lieutenant Colonel (0-5); Head of the
Mission Control Center, Chilean Air Force; 10/25/1965; Valparaiso,
Chile; 9.467.723-8.

Jaime ULLOA Pacheco; Colonel (0-6); Chief of Staff, Santiago
Garrison, Chilean Air Force; 03/18/1954; Santiago, Chile;
7.191.131-4.

German MENESES Matus; Lieutenant Colonel (0-5); Welfare Group, First
Air Brigade, Chilean Air Force; 04/09/1966; Santiago, Chile;
9.748.254-3

Rodrigo FUENTEALBA Bustos; Major (0-4); Chief of the Operations
Department, Second Air Brigade, Chilean Air Force; 02/03/1966;
Concepcion, Chile; 10.052.542-9

Noel Ernesto CARO Geisser; Deputy Commissar, Environmental Brigade,
Chilean Investigative Police; 06/20/1973; Traiguen, Chile;
12.532.777-K

Cintya MIRZAGAYA Gomez; Inspector, Chilean Investigative Police;
09/10/1977; Quilpue, Chile; 13.190.386-3

Victor GUZMAN Martinez; Brigadier (Ret), Chilean Army; Director,
Joint Conduction, National College for Political and Strategic
Studies; 09/22/1953; Santo Domingo, Chile; 6.541.960-2

Fernando DUARTE Martinez-Conde; Colonel (Ret), Chilean Army; Chief,
Extension Department, National College for Political and Strategic
Studies; 09/17/1954; San Fernando, Chile; 6.543.901-8.

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.

SIMONS

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