Wow interesting reply, but I though you would of understood my point that yes Cuba needs infrastructure like roads, bridges etc. But that is not my forte, and if I am looking out for my best interests, I am going to stick to what I know. And of course I believe in win/ win situations as well. Cuba may need roads, but another hotel, bar or restaraunt will still help the Cuban people more than nothing. Once there is an increase in tourism the govt. will respond to fixing up the roads etc. as the needs will have to be met to keep the economy growing. It is already showing in developmental areas and a rising tide will lift all boats. I also plan on retiring to Cuba in the next 4 or 5 years and will employ a few full time employees as staff and personal assts. as well and have found that many have a good understanding of English and are very well educated. Many people have such a misunderstanding of this. My plan is to open a small tourist bar/ restaraunt that caters to the US/ Canadian crowd w/ a sports bar type of theme. Something small that I can manage w/ 2 or 3 employees. I will find out more over Thanksgiving, this will be my 15th trip to Cuba since 2000 and I have seen many positive changes since then.