Strengths and weaknesses.
Strengths of Cuba: The Cuban population is one of the most educated amongst developing nations, Labor costs are lower than for most software developing countries. & Cuba is already recognized as a leader in biotechnology.
Weaknesses of Cuba: Price and availability of Internet technology and services, Government control of all Cuban marketplaces, e-commerce, and trade. & Lack of growth in the domestic marketplace.
Strengths of The US: An educated workforce, It's a technological leader often with research supported by government funds, & it has a very strong navy.
Weaknesses of the US: Sometimes a lack of protection for natural resources such as air and water, Government policy that has failed to sufficiently promote a strong and growing middle class, & Lack of universal or near-universal health care