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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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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 NCO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE

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 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 NCO Professional Development
Course, which will take place at the Western Hemishere
Institute for Security Cooperation, Fort Benning, Georgia,
September 25 through November 21, 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. Please note
training begins in less than two weeks. Embassy regrets
short turn-around time, but program is being funded by
unanticipated en of fiscal year money.

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a. Chilean Army, 15th Reinforced Regiment, Francisco A.
PAILACURA Irarrazaval, 27 Jan 1982, Santiago, 15.480.366-1

b. Chilean Army, 23rd Infantry Regiment, Juan Abelardo
VILUGRON Pena, 24 Oct 1984, Santiago, 15.936.319-8

c. Chilean Army, 16th Infantry Regiment, Danilo A. FUENTES
Cespedes, 05 Aug 1983, Talca, 15.140.668-8

d. Chilean Army, 2nd Artillery Regiment, Marco A. VERGARA
Merino, 08 Sep 1984, Penco, 15.952.003-k

e. Chilean Army, 2nd Artillery Regiment, Miguel A. ROSAS
Vidal, 22 Aug 1985, Santiago, 17.536.954-6

f. Chilean Army, 2nd Reinforced Regiment, Carlos O.
CISTERNAS Vega, 9 Sep 1983, Limache, 17.954.769-4

g. Chilean Army, 8TH Artillery Regiment, Jose J. ROJAS
Munoz, 12 Dec 1985, Talcahuano, 16.236.907-1

h. Chilean Army, Communications Command, Maximiliano H.
CASTRO Bravo, 8 Jul 1983, Santiago, 15.538.107-8

i. Chilean Army, Artillery School, Enrique E. TORREJON
Menil, 13 May 1984, Santiago, 15.788.303-8

j. Chilean Army, Doctrine and Institutes Command, Patricio
A. FUENTES Reyes, 18 Mar 1974, Talca, 12.588.294-3

k. Chilean Army, Special Forces and Airborne School, Alberto
A. FERNANDEZ Cea, 16 Jul 1982, Angol, 15.225.271-14

1. Chilean Army, 20th Reinforced Regiment, Cristian I.
VALDES Cardenas, 17 Nov 1976, Linares, 12.964.064-2

m. Chilean Army, 2nd Reinforced Regiment, Sergio A.
QUINTRIQUEO Palominos, 5 Sep 1973, Temuco, 12.533.692-2

n. Chilean Army, 4th Reinforced Regiment, Joaquin M.SOTO
Marquez, 7 Aug 1977, Santiago, 14.328.437-9


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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