It has simply transferred the review process (and cost) -- of whom it will arbitrarily allow to travel -- from the infamous "white card" to a new passport.
And while it first granted passports to a couple of dissidents to capture some headlines, it continues to deny others.
Today, it denied a passport to independent journalist Ivan Hernandez Carrillo, for so-called reasons of "public interest."
Others who have been recently denied a passport include Ladies in White member Gisela Delgado, and pro-democracy leaders Angel Moya and Jose Daniel Ferrer.
More "reform" you can't believe in.