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Cablegate: Chile: Milg Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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P 251613Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0251
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 002243

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STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILG REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
ADMIRAL GUZMAN


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 Senior Executive Course,
which will take place at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security
Studies (APCSS) in Hawaii, November 13-18. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidate appears in
the following format: title, name, unit, date of birth, place
of birth and national identification number.

a. Rear Admiral Francisco Guzman Vial, Director of Naval
Intelligence, 6/8/1955, Valparaiso CHILE, 7.001.549-8.

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

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