has a long and thoughtful article about the changes in Cuba. Nov 2012 issue that just came out.
Nothing to indicate that they are soliciting Gringo retirees yet :) but can that be far in the future (along with high speed ferries from Key West, Fort Meyers, and Miami)? I noticed a lot of advertisement for Christmas and New Year's trips to Cuba while I was in Tijuana.
Can that universal $50 month paid to brain surgeons and street sweepers continue in the face of new opportunity? Won't the brain surgeons, engineers, and university professors open private restaurants (or similar businesses) that cater to tourists and easily earn 10 or 100 X their government salary? Where does that leave the street sweepers?
One noteworthy quote in the article: "A job where you can't easily pilfer something is no job at all". The next few years are going to be very interesting, watching the transition from one of the last Communist economies to ??whatever??. I don't think they know yet, but one thing is sure, no shortage of investment capital for Cuba . .. . Probably some really great opportunities for "hobby farmers" ; their agriculture is a real mess.
A good map of the island too, this is Nat Geo after all.