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

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DE RUEHSG #0694 2111236
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291236Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3532
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000694

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR HARPOON
MAINTENANCE 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 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 August 20.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Harpoon Maintenance Course,
to be held at the Boeing Company, Missouri, between August 25 and
October 17, 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.

Julio CARVAJAL Madariaga; Lieutenant; Training Officer, Chilean ship
FF Williams; 05/02/1978; Quillota, Chile; 09.543.239-5.

Francisco MARDONES Cornejo; Petty Officer Third Class; Division W-2
(Spare parts); Engineering and Naval Systems Directorate;
03/28/1985; Santiago, Chile; 16.095.530-9.

Darwing PLAZA Vicencio; Seaman; Maintenance Department; Chilean ship
FF Williams; 02/19/1986; Antofagasta, Chile; 16.136.017-1.

Juan BUSTOS Ros; Petty Officer First Class; Special Projects;
Engineering and Naval Systems Directorate; 03/08/1970; Cauquenes,
Chile; 11.532.353-9.

Jose BAOS Manosalva; Petty Officer Second Class; "Centella" Project;
Engineering and Naval Systems Directorate; 02/13/1980; Villarrica,
Chile; 13.814.007-5.

Juan GERALDO Pizarro; Civilian; "Centella" Project; Engineering and
Naval Systems Directorate; 11/22/1960; Andacollo, Chile;
08.678.894-2.

Luis HERNANDEZ Chavez; Petty Officer Second Class ; Electronic
Control, ASMAR Navy Shipyard Talcahuano; 05/05/1974; Tome, Chile;
14.242.894-6.

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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