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article imageUS ambassador to Mexico: Climate change will sink Cuba

By Igor I. Solar     Apr 29, 2010 in Politics
Mexico - The political problems between Cuba and the United States will be resolved in 50 years when the island disappears under water because of climate change, said Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador in Mexico City.
Mr. Pascual, born in Havana in 1959, was introduced as an “expert in climate change and renewable energy” at a Forum called Green Business Expo held at a private university in Mexico City. In his talk he referred to the effect of global warming and rising sea levels in areas such as Florida and Cuba, according to CNN [Spanish language].
"We do not have to worry much in the United States about Cuba because the environment will eliminate the problem for us,"
Pascual said, "unless Fidel Castro can live for another 50 years and he has powers that we don’t know so far."
Pascual holds a B.A. from Stanford University and obtained a Master Degree in Political Science at Harvard’s School of Government.
Cuban media has qualified the remarks of the US ambassador as “arrogant and heavy-handed”.
(This is the fist time this information has appeared in English language media: 14:30 PM, Toronto time).
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