June 13, 2010 3:02 AM

Commentary: Will Gulf oil spill strengthen U.S.-Cuba relations?

Here's an interesting theory: the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will help increase U.S.-Cuba ties. Cuba is stepping up its oil-exploration activities along its northern coast, and the Obama administration — which is under fire at home for the BP calamity and can hardly afford a similar accident in Cuban waters close to South Florida — wants to prepare for any possible problems, according to several diplomats and oil-industry experts.

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