The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is mostly being portrayed as an American crisis, but it has broad international implications as well. We explore how the spill could affect other countries’ energy policies — particularly Cuba, which is planning to begin offshore drilling later this year.


  • Jorge Pinon Visiting Research Fellow with the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University; former president of Amoco Oil Latin America
  • David Pumphrey Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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