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Cablegate: Nicaragua: Human Rights Individual Vetting Request for U.S. - Sponsored Training: Milgp, Counter Narco-Terrorism Course

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FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0288
INFO RUEHMU/AMEMBASSY MANAGUA

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DEPT FOR WHA, WHA/CEN, AND WHA/PPC

E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: NICARAGUA: HUMAN RIGHTS INDIVIDUAL VETTING REQUEST FOR U.S. - SPONSORED TRAINING: MILGP, COUNTER NARCO-TERRORISM COURSE

1. We request the Department's assistance in screening the
following individuals who have been nominated for USG-funded
training, pursuant to the Leahy Act and the Foreign Assistance Act.

2. The following individuals will attend the Counter
Narco-Terrorism Course in Fort Benning, Georgia, from January 15
through March 17, 2010. The names are listed with the surname
first, followed by rank and DOB:

Unit: Nicaraguan Army

Castillo Espinoza, Gustavo Adolfo; Cpt; 17 Sept 1964

Blandino, Miguel Angel; Lt; 13 Jan 1961

Ardon Martinez, Denis Rafael; Sgt; 31 May 1959

3. As the U.S. Embassy Managua Leahy vetting coordinating office,
we certify that Post has completed its own local vetting and found
no credible evidence of gross violations of human rights.

4. In order to prepare for the participants' travel, we appreciate
the Department's response by January 4, 2010.
CALLAHAN

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