From an article in the Economist, which discusses how the ownership and sale of automobiles by Cubans is severely restricted by the monarchical dictatorship, comes this little gem:
Even if Raúl Castro, who is driven around in a BMW, does decide to ease the rules on car ownership, few Cubans will benefit—at least in the short term. With average wages at just $17 a month, a mobile phone, let alone a car or a stay at a tourist hotel, is out of the reach of all but a tiny minority (mainly those with generous relatives abroad). A change in the rules might nevertheless be welcomed by one group the government is keen to keep loyal.
Ahhhh… It’s good to be the king.