Latest News Wires Putin pledges to help revive Cuba's offshore oil exploration

Saying Russia would provide support to overcome the 'illegal blockade of Cuba,' Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday, he would help revive Cuba's offshore oil exploration, and would reinvest $3.5 billion of Cuban debt into development projects.

By , Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.