According to a recent Miami Herald story, Cuba is cleaning up corruption within the government. Not sure if the Miami Herald is just plain gullible or, more likely, it is not interested in reporting the truth about how Communist Cuba works.
The entire ruling system on that island is corrupt. From the grass roots to the grass tops, nothing is clean because its leaders are the most corrupt in the system. What is needed is a system-wide purge. The Herald fails to report any of this. Rather, it essentially published a translated summary of the story that ran in the Cuban Communist Party newspaper, Granma.
This purge is more likely a removal of individuals that failed to go along with some scheme from atop. Maybe they failed to pay the required mordida (bribe). The regime is making way for a new generation of corrupt officials.
News reports such as this one do not advance the public interest, however, it does create a reality fog that makes it easier for regime supporters in the United States to try an influence U.S. policy to ease economic sanctions or secure other concessions.
Look at the big picture and this all starts to make sense.