|Multi Request||Silvercorp, Operation GIDEON (FBI + State Department + CIA + NSA + Southcom)|
|Submitted||May 4, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Internal records, emails, memorandums, audio/visual material and/or handwritten notes related to the planning, discussion, or response to "Operation GIDEON" or "SilverCorp" or "SIlverCorp USA" paramilitary contractor group and their involvement in a failed Venezuelan coup in May of 2020. If any records related to a US government effort to recover individuals associated with this botched operation exist, please also include those as responsive documents. Please do not consider news clippings relevant to this request and limit search results between the dates of January 2019 and the date of receipt of this request.
Please also refer to the attached public reporting for additional details on this request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Please see the attached response to your request.
NSA FOIA Office