Cuba http://nhpr.org en Some Cuban-Americans Wary As Cuba Welcomes Pope http://nhpr.org/post/some-cuban-americans-wary-cuba-welcomes-pope In 1998, when Pope John Paul II made his historic visit to Cuba, few Cuban-Americans made the pilgrimage across the Florida straits.<p>But when Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba on Monday, hundreds of Cuban-Americans will be on hand in Santiago de Cuba when he celebrates Mass.<p>Carlos Saladrigas is well-known in Miami's Cuban-American community. He's a prominent businessman and co-chairman of the Cuba Study Group, an organization working to make Cuba a free and open society. He'll be in Antonio Maceo Revolution Square for Mass.<p>Fourteen years ago, it was a different story. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:05:00 +0000 Greg Allen 2749 at http://nhpr.org Some Cuban-Americans Wary As Cuba Welcomes Pope Cuba's Foray into Offshore Oil Drilling http://nhpr.org/post/cubas-foray-offshore-oil-drilling <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br /><br /><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: Cuba just began drilling for oil not far from U.S. shores and hopes to become a major exporter. What ramifications does this have for the environment? </strong><em>-- </em><em>Betsy Shaw, Troy, NY</em></p> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 2507 at http://nhpr.org Cuba's Foray into Offshore Oil Drilling U.S. Watches Closely As Oil Drilling Begins Off Cuba http://nhpr.org/post/us-watches-closely-oil-drilling-begins-cuba There are big plans for oil exploration in the Caribbean, not far off the coast of Florida. A Spanish company recently began drilling in Cuban waters — just 55 miles from Key West.<p>The well is the first of several exploratory wells planned in Cuba and the Bahamas. The drilling has officials and researchers in Florida scrambling to make plans for how they'll respond in case of a spill.<p>The U.S. currently doesn't allow any drilling for oil off its Atlantic coast or in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. One reason is what's at stake. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:24:00 +0000 Greg Allen 1867 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Watches Closely As Oil Drilling Begins Off Cuba