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Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores (SEJ 2011, Miami)

October 22, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

SEJ Miami 2011

Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores

SEJ Miami 2011Saturday October 22: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


Cuba Begins Oil Drilling 40 Miles Off U.S. Shores

If you think the BP spill did serious damage to fishing and tourism, imagine an unregulated drilling project just 40-50 miles up-current from South Florida pristine beaches and world-renowned fishing industry. Cuba is scheduled to begin drilling just weeks after the SEJ conference. Will the U.S. be able to influence its safety standards despite the U.S. embargo and 50 years of tension? Could the Castro brothers use the project as a political tool in their volatile relationship with Cuba’s stated arch enemy? There are new efforts under way right now to create a dialogue between Cuba, the US and Mexico. And panelists will give us an insider’s analysis of America’s vulnerable position.

Moderator: Helen Aguirre Ferre, Co-host “Prohibido Callarse,” WQBA 1140 AM Univision Radio (Miami); and Host of “Issues,” WPBT2, PBS Affiliate (Miami)


David Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor;” Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation; and Director, Cuba Marine Research & Conservation Program

Jorge Pi??n, Oil and Gas Expert and Visiting Research Fellow, Cuban Research Institute, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University

John Proni, Executive Director, Applied Research Center, Florida International University; and former Director, Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Daniel Whittle, Cuba Program Director, Environmental Defense Fund


Room: Sandringham

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October 22, 2011
9:00 am - 10:15 am


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100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131 United States
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