The lifting of restrictions on U.S. trade with Cuba is already bearing fruit for the beleaguered citizens of that island nation.
Several days ago, it was announced that starting shortly, Cubans will have access to Netflix for a fee of 8 dollars a month. Seeing as how the average Cubano makes about 20 bucks or so a month, that does put a sizeable dent in disposable income, but even so, “folks” will get a chance to at last meet the Underwoods.
But according to TripAdvisor.com, it’s really not that bad because all Cubans get housing, healthcare, and food, at no personal cost. That 20 bucks then, is just walking around money, sort of like an allowance from your parents when you’re living with them.
Check it out:
And of course, free healthcare!
Wait! Come back! Now in addition to all the free stuff, you get Netflix!
To be fair, though, there are good sides to life in Cuba, and so, may I recommend a book, Mi Moto Fidel, written by Christopher Baker who motorcycled for 3 months around the island.
A great read.
If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, you can buy it (where else?) on Amazon.