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

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1009 3191811
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141811Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3963
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001009

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM, CD1D FOR BROWN, JOHNS
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR COMBAT
CARE CASUALTY 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 the following Chilean Army 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 December
2.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Combat Care Casualty Course,
to be held at Fort Sam, Houston, TX, between December 5 and December
19, 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.

Juan Andres JARA Luna, Captain, Chilean Army, 05/16/1979, Santiago,
13.657.557-0

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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