Generally speaking, I think dictatorships need some "fresh air". Of course, we in the U.S. could use some too, as it happens.
I've friends who have been to Cuba, one, for example, going a couple of times to bring condoms to help in aids avoidance. Cicerone Imposter has been there, I think more than once. Wonder what he thinks of this possible change. And I wonder what Fbaezer's take on this possibility would be.
I'm so old that a playmate's parents went there for vacation in the Batista years.
I don't know the ins and outs of everyday life there, but it is surely tried by poverty for various reasons including embargo (or whatever you call it). I know a little from reading the cuban fiction writer, Leonardo Padura. He writes procedurals, a bunch of them with a protagonist, Mario Condi. I think I've read two, but the one on my shelf at present is Havana Red, put out by Bitter Lemon Press.
Interesting guy, Padura. There was an article about him somewhere, recently. Probably the New Yorker.
Yep, here's an abstract of the article (all you can see if you don't subscribe or pay a smallish fee):
Jon Lee Anderson's article is typically New Yorker long, and quite interesting.