Viewing cable 08LISBON2588
Title: PORTUGUESE DEMARCHED ON OFAC NARCOTICS KINGPIN ACT

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08LISBON25882008-09-18 11:24:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Lisbon
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/17/2018 
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SUBJECT: PORTUGUESE DEMARCHED ON OFAC NARCOTICS KINGPIN ACT 
DESIGNATION OF THREE SENIOR VENEZUELAN OFFICIALS 
 
REF: SECSTATE 97316 
 
Classified By: Dana M. Brown, Pol-Econ Officer, Embassy Lisbon 
Reason 1.4 (b) 
 
¶1. (U) Pol-Econ Officer informed Portuguese MFA America's 
Director Helena Coutinho and EU Deputy Correspondent Florbela 
Cardy of the Kingpin designation on Venezuelan officials on 
September 12 per reftel request.  Neither offered a response 
specifically to the notification, but MFA officials have told 
us in several conversations that Portugal prefers to 
institute sanctions multilaterally through the UN or EU, 
rather than bilaterally. 
 
¶2. (C) Comment: Portugal is strengthening its ties to 
Venezuela this year and is unlikely to do anything that would 
endanger future energy cooperation or the well-being of the 
roughly 500,000 strong Portuguese community resident there. 
STEPHENSON