In the ranking of countries for the level of crime, Cuba is on the 106th place, while Jamaica is at 203. The total list of 207 states - the lower, the higher the level.
In the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the crime rate is also higher than in Cuba - 186 and 116 seats respectively.
Due to the fact that Cuba has the lowest crime rate among the other Latin American countries, it is attractive for tourists. Despite the poverty of the population, a white tourist can safely appear in any part of Cuba.
Reform of Raoul
Since 2008, Cuban citizens can freely buy mobile phones. By 2010, 1.7 million Cubans have acquired mobile communications.
In Cuba, the Internet appeared - more than 600 Wi-Fi access points. However, for Cubans, the Internet is still a luxury, since it is possible to get into the network only for tourist currency, and only foreigners living in Cuba can connect the home Internet.
In 2008, for Cubans lifted the ban on residence in hotels with foreigners. However, tariffs remained focused on foreign tourists, which is why many local people can not afford it.
Since 2016, there is no restriction on the purchase of tourist vouchers, which include trips on yachts, ships and other water transport.
In 2010, Cuba recognized the legitimacy of 200 types of self-employment - from animators at children's parties to real estate agents. As a result, there was an explosion in the development of the private sector of the economy.
Of the 11.2 million people in Cuba, at least half a million are employed in the private sector: in particular, owners and employees of restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, gyms, beauty salons and other small firms.
However, in 2017, Raul Castro said that some Cubans already have several restaurants and suspended the issuance of licenses to open new establishments before the introduction of new rules for controlling business activities.