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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Global

VZCZCXYZ0013
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0772 2382035
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 252035Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3623
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000772

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM, DIPSEC
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR GLOBAL
MARITIME SENIOR ENLISTED SYMPOSIUM

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. (SBU) 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 Navy officer who has
been nominated to participate in U.S. funded training, 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 if possible by no later than September
17.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Global Maritime Senior
Enlisted Symposium, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, between
September 21 and September 24, 2008. 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.

Marcos CORRAL Zambrana, Master Chief Petty Officer, Chilean Navy,
Senior Chief, Chilean ship BLANCO ENCALADA, 12/23/1958, Santiago,
08.065.499-5.

4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance with
this request. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found
credible information that the candidate has been involved in gross
human rights violations.

SIMONS

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