it will be interesting to see if they embrace some level of neoliberal economics and introduce free market principles (while insisting, of course, that it's anything but.) vietnam did the same thing, brought economic reformations in the 80s after the communes failed and countless people starved, and under limited free market systems the country's economy exploded. they're becoming major players in the southeast asian economy.
not sure how similar the two are, but it would be interesting if cuba had a similar future.
The funny thing is Vietnam now tends to be one of the more pro-American countries in the region, especially amongst the people. I'd move that's due to the amount of immigration to the U.S. and the fact we haven't had military bases there since the war.