Viewing cable 07VILNIUS826
Title: LITHUANIA CONCERNED ABOUT VENEZUELA, BUT UNLIKELY

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07VILNIUS8262007-11-16 15:43:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA CONCERNED ABOUT VENEZUELA, BUT UNLIKELY 
TO SPEAK OUT ON ITS OWN 
 
REF: SECSTATE 154674 
 
Classified By: Charge Damian Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (C) We delivered reftel points to Darius Staniulis, Head 
of the MFA's Human Rights and NGOs Division, on November 15. 
He agreed that some of the proposed constitutional changes 
were troubling and some were "totalitarian."  He said, 
however, that the GOL is not very active in Latin America and 
is unlikely to make a statement of concern on its own. 
Nonetheless, he said he would discuss this issue with 
colleagues at the MFA.  He added that an EU member state more 
involved in the region, such as Spain, would be a more likely 
initiator of a statement condemning the proposed changes. 
 
Comment 
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¶2.  (C) We consistently encourage the GOL to be more active 
within the EU on issues similar to this.  The GOL's default 
reaction on issues not directly affecting it, however, is to 
follow the lead of larger EU countries.  We will continue to 
press the GOL to speak out more on issues where its voice 
could reinforce USG interests. 
LEADER