The "Reforms in Cuba Under Raul" mantra kicked off five years ago, and cranks up almost weekly. With every AP, Reuters, etc. "report" from Havana we get the attendant blatherings from "experts." If even half of these reports and blatherings had actually played out, Cuba today would surpass Singapore in free-market prosperity.
Keep this in your wallet to whip out whenever some jackass mentions reform in Cuba.
It's really all you need to know.