U.S., Cuban marine biologists put an end to ‘academic embargo’

For years editors of the University of Miami’s Bulletin of Marine Science thought the embargo kept them from publishing the work of Cuban scientists. But after being advised there were no longer any legal problems, U.S. and Cuban scientists collaborated on a special Cuba edition of the Bulletin, giving the research of Cuban marine biologists a much wider audience.

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A 27,000-gallon oil spill covers the bay of Matanzas in Cuba

Almost 27,000 gallons of oil spilled on Thursday in the bay of Matanzas, Cuba, 20 miles from one of the island's most touristic spots, Varadero.