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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0031
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1542 1991934
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181934Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9614
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUMIAAE/COMSOCSOUTH SIMS HOMESTEAD ARS FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001542

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
THE PEACEKEEPING OPERATION SOUTH 2006 EXERCISE - ADDITIONAL
CANDIDATE

REF: A. COMSOCSOUTH 071600Z NOV 05

B. 05 STATE 83724

1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. 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 candidate
who has been nominated for training in the U.S., 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. The proposed training is the Peacekeeping Operation (PKO)
South 2006 exercise, which will take place in Lima, Peru,
July 31 through Autust 4, 2006. The name and identifying
information of the proposed candidate appears in the
following format: Name, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.

a. Francisco E. Cabrera Contreras, Chilean National Defense
Staff, PKO Command, 18 Feb 1969, Valparaiso, 10853017-0

4. A previous vetting request (Santiago 01511) was
submitted on July 14, 2006 for this same exercise. Mr.
Cabrera was not included because he was still being reviewed
by Embassy.

5. Embassy has conducted its own review and did not find
credible information that the candidate has been involved in
gross human rights violations.
YAMAUCHI

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