A former U.S. diplomat who just returned from a visit to Havana reports
that the Cuban government is showing "increasing concern" about the
possible impact of the BP oil spill on the island.
HAVANA, May 28 (Reuters) - Red flags went up on beaches in western
Cuban this week, closing them briefly to swimmers amid rumors that the
BP oil spill in the U.S. part of the Gulf of Mexico was forcing sharks
into Cuban waters.
WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has licensed a
Houston-based oil drilling group to travel to Cuba to start cooperation
on safety and environmental practices following the Gulf of Mexico oil
Cuba is expected to see an increase in hurricane activities from June
to November this year due to a combination of warm temperature on the
sea surface and the inhibition of El Nino phenomenon, a Cuban expert
said on Sunday.