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Cuban oil drilling plans cause controversy in the US

26 November 2011 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

Cuba is to begin exploratory drilling in search of oil, but the plans are causing controversy in the US where memories of the BP Gulf oil disaster are still fresh in the mind.

The operations will take will take place in Cuban waters, not far from the Florida coast, and concerns have been raised about the possible impact on the environment.

Michael Voss reports from Havana.