Cuba Contracts with Australian Firm for Hydrocarbon Production Sharing

Cuba Contracts with Australian Firm for Hydrocarbon Production Sharing

According to World Oil, MEO Australia has concluded terms and executed the Cuba Block 9 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the national oil company Cuba Petróleo Union (CUPET).  The block 9 onshore contract contains the large Veradero oil field and other discoveries. Specific terms of the contract are unknown, but the timing appears to symbolic … Read more

The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

Amid all the excitement over recent progress in restoring normal relations between the US and Cuba, there remains important legislative impediments to dismantling the various ideological ramparts designed to foment Cuba’s destabilization. What is certain is that the cantankerous history between the two countries produced laws that reflect a deep hurt and mistrust. Removing these … Read more

How Wynton Marsalis Brought Lincoln Center to Cuba

How Wynton Marsalis Brought Lincoln Center to Cuba

Live in Cuba debuts By the Cuba Journal staff Nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis’ newest album has a Cuban twist. Released last week, Live in Cuba features the first-ever performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Cuba. Recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Havana’s Melia Theatre in October 2010, the two-disc … Read more

How You Can Cruise Around Cuba

Central Holidays’ newest itinerary at sea By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of five on-the-ground Cuban programs, its first itineraries that will allow American travelers to explore the island nation. … Read more