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Cuba News In Brief

LADB Article ID: 52190
Category/Department: Cuba
Date: 2005-01-13
By: LADB Staff

Under pressure from the publishing industry and academic presses, the Treasury Department has dropped rules prohibiting the editing and publication of academic and literary work from Cuba and two other sanctioned countries. The top US diplomat in Havana provoked a confrontation with the Cuban government about a political display included among Christmas decorations in front of the US Interests Section building. Canadian oil-exploration companies announced a new oil discovery off the coast of northern Cuba. The oil is of a higher grade than currently produced and could move Cuba toward energy independence.

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