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An oil rig in the distance starts exploratory drilling beneath the waters off Cuba's northern coast in January as fishermen work in Havana Bay. On May 18, Spanish company Repsol announced that the exploratory oil well had failed and will be capped and abandoned. (Associated Press)

An oil rig in the distance starts exploratory drilling beneath the waters off Cuba's northern coast in January as fishermen work in Havana Bay. On May 18, Spanish company Repsol announced that the exploratory oil well had failed and will be capped and abandoned. (Associated Press)

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