The prospect for increased oil drilling in Cuba's territorial waters close to Florida catches...

|By:, SA News Editor

The prospect for increased oil drilling in Cuba's territorial waters close to Florida catches the attention of federal officials and local politicians. Successful drilling could put pressure on the U.S. to open up its water around Florida to exploration, while a spill under the jurisdiction of an underesourced Cuba could be all but uncontainable. The issue is forcing U.S. officials to negotiate with Cuban counterparts after decades of near silence.