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

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DE RUEHSG #1146 3591632
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241632Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4199
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001146

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 ADVANCED
SECURITY COOPERATION 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 military officers who
have 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 January 20,
2009.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Advanced Security Cooperation
Course, to be held at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies
in Hawaii, between January 25, 2009 and March 11, 2009. The name
and identifying information of the proposed candidates appear in the
following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.

Jose Miguel AGUIRRE Gamboa, Lieutenant Colonel, Chilean Air Force,
09/23/1965, Coquimbo, 8.469.860-1

Mauricio TAGLE Brevis, Commander, Chilean Navy, 08/15/1962,
Valparaiso, 10.167.083-k

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

URBAN

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