DE RUEHSG #0557 0942039
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 042039Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1276
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000557
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR SERGEANT MAJOR ACADEMY COURSE
REF: WILSON-GALVIN E-MAIL 3/27/07
1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.
2. 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 candidate who has been nominated for training in the U.S., 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.
3. The proposed training is the Sergeant Major Academy Course, which will take place at Fort Bliss, Texas, from June 7 - May 20, 2007. 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.
a. Cesar PAREJA Vasquez, Sergeant Major, Chilean Army, 28 January 1957, Linares, CHILE, 6.995.796-K
4. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible information that the candidate has been involved in gross human rights violations. KELLY