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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1186 2071314
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261314Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1857
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001186

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
LOGISTICS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT COURSE

REF: FISCHER - CRETAROLO EMAIL 07/19/2007

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 Logistics Information
Management Course, which will take place at the Defense
Logistics Information Center, Battle Creek, Michigan, from
08/11/2007 to 10/05/2007. 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. Rodrigo LOPEZ Gatica, Lieutenant Commander, Navy,
Financial Manager, Headquarters Fourth Naval Zone (Iquique),
29 September 1968, Vina del Mar, Chile, 10.861.011-5.

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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