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thenewgreen  ·  3116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: After 50 Years, Cuba Drops Unpopular Travel Restriction : NPR

What will be really interesting is to see the changes that will occur after Raul leaves office. The man is at least 80 years old. I've talked with people of my grandparents generation that remember with fondness when Cuba was the "hot spot" to vacation at. It would be nice to have normalized relations, if nothing else... so I can vacation there. But yes, it needs a "revitalization" and a vibrant tourism industry could certainly help.

guybrush  ·  3116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

According to wikipedia, tourism is already the largest source of revenue for Cuba.

thenewgreen  ·  3116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks guybrush, I didn't realize it was still a large part of their economy. I have to imagine that it's no where near as robust as it once was, for obvious reasons.

Pharnaces  ·  3116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do we have any idea who would even succeed him? Are they going to keep it in the family, or maybe have legit elections?

thenewgreen  ·  3116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It looks as though his son Alejandro is being "groomed" for the gig.