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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

P 152037Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3708
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000837

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
INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS COURSE

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 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 International Logistics
Course, to be held at the Inter American Air Force Academy, Texas,
on October 2-29, 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.

Elias F. BARRIGA Gonzalez, Master Sergeant, 1st Air Brigade,
05/20/1961, Nueva Imperial, 8.842.084-5.

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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