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US to participate in Caribbean oil drilling forum, shhhh don’t mention Cuba

Posted December 07, 2011 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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From the US Department of State comes the release below.

With an oil drilling rig on its way to Cuban waters as I write this, I find it interesting that the US State Department puts out a release to announce a Forum and it can’t come to use the word Cuba even once in the release below.

I’ve inserted the word CUBA where it is obvious what they are talking about…

Regional Forum to Discuss Offshore Oil Drilling Safety in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

U.S. Department of State and other government officials will participate in a preparedness and response seminar in Nassau, The Bahamas, December 7-9, hosted by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean (REMPEITC-Caribe).

Government representatives from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States will discuss topics related to the offshore energy sector CUBA, including preventive regulatory frameworks, safety standards for floating production units, and best practices in oil spill containment CUBA. The goal of the meeting is to increase regional cooperation CUBA and joint planning on responses related to offshore units CUBA and marine pollution preparedness. U.S. participants will represent the United States Coast Guard, the Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of State.

REMPEITC-Caribe is a regional activity center to help countries in the Wider Caribbean and Latin America CUBA prevent and respond to major pollution incidents in the marine environment. It receives support from the International Maritime Organization, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and participating governments, including the United States.

As new offshore oil drilling sites begin activities CUBA, the United States protects U.S. waters and shorelines by promoting safe drilling and response preparedness in areas close to our exclusive economic zone CUBA. The United States will continue to engage multilaterally to advance regional collaboration CUBA and to ensure responsible stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

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On December 07, 2011, publisher wrote:

US to let American firms respond to any Cuban oil spills