On the early morning US network TV news, they said Raul was well groomed by his older brother to be the President and is quite proud of him - so don't expect any big changes from him. They said if he did make changes that his brother wouldn't approve of, it would be a signal of disrespect to his brother. They said Cuba is more interested in what will come AFTER 2018, when Raul's term in office will end. They said the outside world and global technology has really put a crunch on Cuba's economy (can you say 80 cents a day?) and why classic cars are still in style there. No one there can afford new cars and only the government and companies can afford computer technology.