Today, a new item was added to Cuba: the "Politico Corrupto". This is a new consumable item that is now required for Cuban jobs. Yes, consumable, and they come pretty slowly. These are produced or bought from the "Bribery Ring" which is a new business (can be found in the business tab).
A fully upgraded bribery ring produces 5 politicos every 3 hours. Additionally, you have the option to buy 10 politicos for 500,000 cuban pesos once per day (this may only be if the business is fully upgraded).
Here are what jobs need politicos:
Bring the Local Teamsters Under Control - El Jefe tier, 1 politico needed
Establish A Loansharking Business - El Patron tier, 3 politicos needed
Set Up A High Volume Smuggling Operation - El Padrino tier, 5 politicos needed
Help An Associate Get A No Bid Contract - El Cacique - 8 politicos needed
Now, all in all this is a lot of politicos. You can collect 50 politicos a day (40 from a fully upgraded business) and 10 bought. You will need over 1000 politicos or so to finish off Cuba, so this new roadblock extends the maximum time it takes to master Cuba a minimum of three weeks.
However, there are plenty of people who stocked up on politico corruptos - if you have a large mafia add them to your wish list and you will get some extras gifted to you. Additionally, people with large stocks of these will trade items for them. Generally, you can get 5-10 politico corruptos for 1 track loader or canonazo; this can really shorten up the collecting process.