Cuban Companies to Defend Themselves Against ExxonMobil’s Lawsuit

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By Prensa Latina

The CIMEX S.A. corporation and Unión Cuba Petroleo (Cuba Oil Union) will defend themselves in a US federal court against a lawsuit filed by the multinational ExxonMobil, pursuant to Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, it was reported here.

According to the Cubadebate news website, the two firms ‘have taken formal steps, through their lawyers, to defend themselves in a federal court in the District of Columbia, in the United States.’

It will not be the first time, nor is it unusual, that Cuban companies defend their interests in the US judicial system, the website noted.

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#Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on #Oil and #Gas (#Petrogas 2017)

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By Prensa Latina

Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers.

The President of the Event and director of the Center for Seismic Processing, Jose Lopez Quintero, said to Prensa Latina that exhibitors will be representatives of the Venezuelan Petroleum Company Pdvsa, the Australian Melbana S.A. and the Mexican Institute of Petroleum.

Also from the Union Cuba-Petroleo (Cupet), the Autonomous University of Mexico and other entities.

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The rising tide of US militarism in the 21st century

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By  James Petra

From Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump…

Introduction: US militarism expanded exponentially through the first two decades of the Twenty-First Century, and was embraced by both Democratic and Republican Presidents. The mass media’s hysteria towards President Trump’s increase in military spending deliberately ignores the vast expansion of militarism, in all its facets, under President Obama and his two predecessors, Presidents ‘Bill’ Clinton and George Bush, Jr.

We will proceed in this essay to compare and discuss the unbroken rise of militarism over the past seventeen years. We will then demonstrate that militarism is an essential structural feature of US imperialism’s insertion in the international system.

Militarism

Vast increases in military spending have been a constant regardless of who was President of the United States, and regardless of their popular campaign rhetoric to curb military spending in favor of the domestic economy.

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#Sherritt : Maintaining beneficial ties with #Cuba is a priority

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According to David Pathe, president and CEO of the Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, “Cuba is an excellent country for commercial relations, and it is a priority for this company, and for me personally, to maintain these beneficial ties.”

Speaking during a press conference this Thursday, March 2, to mark the 90th anniversary of the corporation, Pathe explained that relations with the island date back two decades, with active operations in the mining and energy sectors.

“As a responsible foreign investor, Sherritt has worked hard to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with Cuba, with the goal of creating sustainable prosperity for the company, its partners, and for the Cuban people in general,” he said.

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#Cuba Promotes #Oil Potential in International Event

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By Prensa Latina

Cuba promoted its oil producing potential in an international event held this week in Havana with the participation of representatives from 15 countries.

The 2017 Cuba Oil and Gas Summit took place last Wednesday and Thursday at the Tryp Habana Libre Hotel. The program included a visit to the oil field of Varadero, Matanzas (180 kilometers east from the capital).

Cuba has an oil producing potential, as shown by the continuous presence of important companies such as the Sherritt International Corporation and the Melbana Energy, said Cuban expert Jose Orlando Lopez, working for the Cuba-Petroleo Union (Cupet).

‘The Cuban oil fields have wide prospects of developing since the are located in the mega-basin of the Gulf of Mexico, a part of the world where oil is almost everywhere,’ Lopez stated.

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