Sociedad Jose Marti

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Sociedad Jose Marti: diciembre 2005

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to U.S. energy company 
executives, Fidel Rivero Prieto, President of Cuba Petroleo, told his counterparts
from the U.S. energy sector that Cuba " ... would be very pleased to do
business together ... " and invited them to meet with him and his Cuban
colleagues at the U.S.-Cuba Energy Summit scheduled for February 2-4, 2006, in Mexico

Citing the need for " ... investments by additional foreign companies,"
Rivero wrote that the meeting in Mexico " ... will permit us to provide the
information that is most useful to your company ... and we will have the
opportunity to learn about your products and services. In this way," Rivero wrote,
"both of us will be prepared to discuss real business opportunities as soon as
that is possible."

This historic U.S.-Cuba Energy Summit is being organized by Alamar
Associates (_http://www.alamarcuba.com_ ( ) which has
organized five previous Cancun Business Summits which have brought more than 500
U.S. executives together with their Cuban counterparts.

The Energy Summit is being sponsored by the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association
(_http://www.uscuba.org_ ( ) along with Caterpillar, Port
of Corpus Christi, Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Valero
Energy Corporation, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, National Foreign
Trade Council, and USA*Engage.

The Summit, which had been originally scheduled for Cancun in December, was
changed due to the hurricane damage and now will be held at the Sheraton
Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, February 2-4, 2006.

"With Spain, China, Canada, Norway, and India signing agreements to explore
in Cuban waters less than 100 miles from our shores in the Gulf, it is time
for U.S. firms to understand what is going on and what the future business
potential might be," said Kirby Jones, President of the U.S.-Cuba Trade
Association, "and this event offers U.S. executives the opportunity to do just that
face-to-face with their Cuban counterparts."

Cuba will send to the Summit in Mexico a high level delegation led by Fidel
Rivero Prieto, President of CubaPetroleo, and will include officials and
specialists from the Cuban Ministry of Basic Industries, Union Electrica, and
Ministries of Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment, and Foreign Relations.

"I am looking forward to meeting one-on-one with this distinguished group of
Cuban officials and specialists to discuss the real business potential for
Southwestern United States. Cuba with its recent discoveries offers our
business community another option for oil and gas exploration and discovery," said
Ruben Bonilla, Chairman of the Port Authority of Corpus Christi.

The Summit agenda will include presentations and Q & A sessions with all the
Cuban specialists; each company will have a private one-on-one meeting
arranged with Cuban counterparts; experts will discuss the current laws and
prospects for change; and presentations will be made by energy companies already
doing business in Cuba.

"Nobody wants to be left out and the potential of business in this new
market for Louisiana companies is significant. This meeting will allow companies
from our state to meet Cuban counterparts and get in on the ground floor,"
said Mike Olivier, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic
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