Call me a skeptic (and a cynic)... In Cuba, nothing is ever as it appears. When I look at this, here's what might I see. 1) The Castros are keen on reducing its population of dissidents 2) Fewer people means less in allowances 3) There will be fees collected from travellers 4) Fidel is out of the picture (dead or dying) 5) Raul knows that he is not popular enough to hold things together by himself, he needs to change or be changed.
Brian Lloyd French
I am a great admirer of the strength and talents of Cuban people and will share some of my experiences here.