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Unformatted text preview: d be held legally responsible for a spill, and Repsol have agreed to letting US inspectors examine Scarabeo 9 once it arrives in December. The US and Mexican governments have a written contingency plan outlining procedures to deal with such an event, and many experts, including marine biologist David Guggenheim, are pushing for a government to government meeting to put together a similar plan for USCuba relations. Florida is the most populous presidential swing state, and this issue may be relevant as presidential elections push closer. Businessmen have also expressed a desire for the government to reconsider the embargo, as the discovery of oil tends to provide confidence to traders and speculators across all commodity markets. Latin American studies expert Mark Jones from Rice University has stated that, “[t]he greater the drilling and production, the greater the pressure will be to engage in a complete overhaul of the trade embargo , either getting rid of it altogether, or watering it down substantially. I think its fairl...
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