Cuba and captureThe recent Macondo well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico has caused a slowdown in US offshore oil drilling, as we Americans assess the risks. Cuba doesn't share our concern. Spanish oil company Repsol is scheduled to begin test drilling in the Cuban area of the Florida Strait in late 2011.Cuba is also negotiating with Brazil oil giant Petrobras on additional drilling leases. Cuba's oil minister, Fidel Rivero, recently noted that Petrobras is the "world leader in deepwater drilling." Actually, the US is the world leader. Our embargo sanctions prevent American oil and drilling service companies from doing business with Cuba, even to assist with an oil spill.Undeterr...

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