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Cablegate: Chile: Dea Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0075
INFO RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA PRIORITY 4718
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DEA FOR TRIC/HOLLAND

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM SNAR KCRM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: DEA REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
U.S. DRUG UNIT COMMANDER TRAINING


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 by USG officials,
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 Drug Unit Commander Course,
which will take place in Lima, Peru with members of the
Chilean Investigative Police and Caribineros, from October 16
through 20, 2006. The names and identifying information of
the proposed candidates appear in the following format:
Organization, Rank, Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, and
National Identification Number:

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Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Comisario Raul Alejandro
CASTELLON Zumaran, 22 Feb. 1956, POB: Santiago, Chile, ID:
7.063.982-3.

Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Subcomisario Leonardo
Armando TORRES Ramirez, 24 Feb. 1970, POB: Valparaiso, Chile,
ID: 10.399.154-4.

Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Subcomisario Mauro
Rodrigo MERCADO Andaur, 06 Oct. 1971, POB: Santiago, Chile,
ID: 11.816.969-7.

Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Subcomisario Ernesto
Guillermo LEON Borquez, 26 May 1970, POB: Santiago, Chile,
ID: 10.760.850-8.

Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Subcomisario Mauricio
Eduardo BUSTOS Pena, 11 Jan. 1973, POB: Puerto Montt, Chile,
ID: 12.430.789-9.

Policia de Investigaciones de Chile, Subcomisario Mauricio
Alfonso JORQUERA Ramirez, 17 Sept. 1973, POB: Santiago,
Chile, ID: 12.461.634-4.

Carabineros de Chile, Capitan Lincoyan E. VALENZUELA
Valenzuela, 29 Oct 1974, POB: Antofagasta, Chile, ID:
10.676.487-5

Carabineros de Chile, Lt. Manolo Alejando GOMEZ Diaz, 10 Aug
1978, POB: Valparaiso, Chile, ID: 13.483.258-4.

Carabineros de Chile, Lt. Mauricio Javier FAJARDE Zbinden, 20
Dec 1974, POB: Santiago, Chile, ID: 12.707.774-8.

Carabineros de Chile, Lt. Sergio Enrique AREVALO Fuenzalida,
22 Feb 1975, POB: Santiago, Chile, ID: 12.775.750-K.

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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