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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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DE RUEHSG #1903 2501655
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 071655Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9948
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUMIAAE/COMSOCSOUTH SIMS HOMESTEAD ARS FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001903

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 REGIONAL PANDEMIC INFLUENZA COUNTER TERRORISM
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TRAINING

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 candidates
who have been nominated for 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.

3. The proposed training is the Regional Pandemic Influenza
Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) Course, which
will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 25 through
September 28, 2006. The names and identifying information of
the proposed candidates appear in the following format:
Name, unit, date of birth, place of birth and national
identification number.

a. Fernando Cardenas Narvaez, Chilean Navy, Navy Health
Directorate, 04 Aug 1956, Talca, 7838712-2

b. Juan A. Soncini Araya, Chilean Air Force, Air Force
Health Directorate, 10 Sep 1947, San Fernando, 5227358-7

c. Luis A. Vasquez Mardesic, Chilean Army, Logistics
Division, 16 Jul 1962, Antofagasta, 8336296-0

4. Embassy is conducting its own review and has not found
credible information that the candidates have been involved
in gross human rights violations.
KELLY

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