Cuba needs to bring some of its technology up to date. They have a very educated workforce. For example; A man can build a complete car windscreen in his backyard. They have to develop ways to be self-sufficient in renewable energy, building construction materials (such as good paint that does not wash out from a building with the hard Cuban rain) and food refrigeration. The people are not free also. For example; when Prashad lived in Guyana he put up an antenna in his yard to catch Radio Antilles, Barbadoes radio stations and Suriname Radio stations. A Cuban can get sentenced to 6 months in jail if he puts up an antenna in his yard to listen to American radio stations.