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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1154 2012038
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 202038Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1824
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001154

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
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
SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER COURSE

REF: FISCHER - CRETAROLO EMAIL 07/11/2007

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 Surface Warfare Officer
Course, which will take place at the Surface Warfare School,
Newport Rhode Island, from August 17 - December 7, 2007. The
name and identifying information of the proposed candidate
appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of
birth, place of birth and national identification number.

a. Enrique JIMENEZ Vallejos; Ensign (Navy); Operations
Officer, Chilean ship "BMS Almirante Merino"; May 21, 1985;
Vina del Mar, Chile; 16.142.124-3

4. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidate has been involved in gross
human rights violations.
KELLY

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