Cuba. At the beginning of 2008, Fidel Castro announced his resignation as President of Cuba and his brother, Raúl Castro, was declared the new President. In his inauguration speech, Raúl promised that some of the restrictions on freedom in Cuba would be removed ensuring more rights to Cubans. These years are very contradictory and conflicting for the people of Cuba who are trying to fit new form of economic and social life. This process of “renovation” is still running and expediting which creates new and different social and economic issues for the population.