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Cablegate: Request for Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training,

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DE RUEHBR #0122 0361507
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 051506Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0419
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO

UNCLAS BRASILIA 000122

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STATE FOR WHA/BSC - CAROLINE CROFT/KRISTA SIMMONS, AND DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM BR
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING,
JOINT COMBINED EXCHANGE TRAINING (JCET), FROM APRIL 15-MAY 30, 2010

REF: MLO 10-026 / 20 JAN 2010

1. (U) Post requests the Department's assistance in screening the
following Unit Commander, of the Brazilian Marine Corps, who has
been nominated to lead a unit of approximately 200 people to
participate in the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET), from
April 15-May 30, 2010, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, pursuant to the
Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act.

2. (U) Post verifies that, as of February 5, it possesses no
derogatory information of gross human rights violations by the
following Brazilian service member as cited below.

3. (U) Name of the unit: Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion

Name of the Unit's Commander: Afonso FERREIRA DE SOUSA, Fernando
Jos????

DPOB: 02 AUG 61 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

CPF: 730.458.107-72

Father: Antonio Fernando Ferreira de Sousa

Mother: Dulce da Costa Afonso

Gender: Male

Unit: Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion

Organization: Brazilian Marine Corps

Title: Colonel

Unit has approximately 200 people

4. (U) Due to the need for 45 advanced travel arrangements, if
possible, post requests a response ASAP, but by/before March 4, and
greatly appreciates Department's assistance.
SHANNON

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