MEXICO CITY, Sept 29 Officials from Mexico, the
United States and Cuba met on Thursday for a second round of
talks on the limits of the Western Polygon, an oil-rich area in
the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, two people close to the
Talks about who owns what is in the so-called "Doughnut
Hole" were prompted after Cuba and the United States announced
they would restore diplomatic ties in late 2014.
International law gives countries the right to any resources
found in the sea within 200 nautical miles of their territory.
But when areas overlap, as they do in the case of the
resource-rich Doughnut Hole, countries have to craft an
The talks would conclude on Friday, one of the sources said,
noting that the officials aimed to define the coordinates to
define where the respective limits lie.
A Mexican government spokesman confirmed officials from the
three countries met to try and make progress on the issue and
that results of the meeting would be made public on Friday.
(Reporting by Adriana Barrera and Ana Martinez; Editing by