A 1.6 percent GDP growth in 2017 is keeping the Cuban economy far from the level demanded for development, while obstacles access to hard currency continue and from the United States the blockade policy is sending signs of getting worse.
Among the export sectors, tourism is almost an oasis, when incomes from medical services to other countries and the traditional exports have a tendency to decrease. State and foreign investments can be speeded up with the renegotiation of the foreign debt. The updating of the economic and social model also introduced novelties in 2017 in state-run enterprises and private businesses, but after seven years a feeling of dissatisfaction among the population and the authorities due to the speed of the changes has started being perceived. Leer más