U.S. President Barack Obama's historic March visit to Cuba has not fixed all of the thorny issues between the two countries, but it did spark hope among Havana residents that closer ties with the United States will improve their lives.

"It's good for the Cubans that he came and reestablished relationships between the two countries," said 55-year-old Zamora, who is self-employed.

"I hope everything gets better and that there will be better work and development for our children. Long live Obama," said bricklayer Yoendry Gainsa, 35, holding his daughter while posing in front of the Stars and Stripes and the Cuban flag...



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4/29/16 Cubans getting bolder in acts against government
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
4/29/16 Philip Hammond 'keen to forge new links' with Cuba
BBC
4/29/16 Cuba travel lawsuit against Carnival withdrawn
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/28/16 Controversial Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega retires
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/28/16 Lawmakers push to end political asylum for Cubans
Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico
4/27/16 Alabama company says Cuba needs its tractors, but approval process is slow
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/27/16 Cardinal and Longtime Catholic Leader in Cuba to Step Down
Victoria Burnett, The New York Times
4/27/16 Cuban players paid smugglers $15 million, prosecutors say
Curt Anderson, AP
4/27/16 Disney Fantasy takes on wanted fugitives off Cuba
Associated Press
4/26/16 Severe drought in eastern Cuba leads to water usage restrictions
Nancy San Martin, The Miami Herald
4/25/16 Performances and jam sessions break the ice during first U.S. cultural mission to Cuba
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/25/16 U.S. business relations with Cuba seem to have one speed: Slow
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/25/16 Updating the Party: Cuba’s New (and Not So New) Leaders
William LeoGrande, The Huffington Post
4/22/16 Cuba will allow Cuban-born to arrive on Carnival cruise ship
Douglas Hanks, The Miami Herald
4/22/16 Cuba to cut prices on some consumer goods at hard currency stores: workers
Reuters
4/21/16 Fidel Castro Urges Cuba's Communist Party to Fulfill His Vision
Michele Gorman, Newsweek
4/21/16 Cuban exile activist Ramón Saúl Sánchez: a man with no country
Alfonso Chardy, The Miami Herald
4/21/16 Top Cuban Academic and Advocate of Economic Reform Sacked for Allegedly Sharing Information with Americans
Andrea Rodriguez, AP
4/21/16 AT&T urges FCC to drop Cuba restrictions
BNAmericas
4/20/16 Cuba pops the bubble of high expectations
JP Rathbone and Marc Frank, Financial Times
4/20/16 Americans beware: Cuba is wholesaling visas, then refusing entry — no refunds
Fabiola Santiago, The Miami Herald
4/20/16 Cuba’s aging leaders to remain in power years longer
Michael Weissenstein, AP
4/20/16 Fidel Castro speaks of death in address to Cuba's Communist Party
Marc Frank, Reuters
4/19/16 U.S. talent agent deal with Cuban entrepreneur marks change in business climate
Alan Gomez, USA Today
4/19/16 Cuba calls Obama visit 'an attack' as Communists defend ideology
Reuters
4/19/16 Cuba to create 100,000 new tourist lodgings by 2030
EFE
4/19/16 Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy
Chabeli Herrera, The Miami Herald
4/19/16 Cuba’s Communist Party Congress wants change, but also more of the same
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/18/16 Why even Google can't connect Cuba
Mike Elgan, Computer World
4/18/16 Seventh Communist Party Congress in Cuba Divides Work into Committees
Latin America Herald Tribune
4/17/16 Quietly, FIU students and professors resume long-banned travel to Cuba
Christina Veiga, The Miami Herald
4/17/16 Are Cuba's Communist Leaders Ready For Life Without Castro?
Carrie Kahn, NPR
4/16/16 Raúl Castro proposes age limits on key jobs in the CCP
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
4/16/16 Castro Offers Tough Appraisal of Cuba’s Slow Progress on Economic Reforms
Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
4/15/16 Post-Obama Visit, Cuba’s Communist Party to Signal Next Steps
Jose de Cordoba, The Wall Street Journal
4/15/16 Gorgeous Photos Show How This Charity Is Helping Kids In Cuba ‘Free Their Minds’
Carolina Moreno, The Huffington Post
4/15/16 Investor, entrepreneur groups announce contest for Cuban entrepreneurs
Nancy Dahlberg, The Miami Herald
4/14/16 U.S. Senator Rubio wants to end some benefits for Cuban immigrants
Reuters
4/14/16 Cuban farmers in "agony" waiting for promised reforms
Reuters
4/13/16 What will happen at the VII Congress of the CCP?
Roberto Alvarez Quiñones, Diario de Cuba
4/13/16 Cuba loosens Communist control of some restaurant cooperatives
Mark Frank, Reuters
4/13/16 Cuba’s creditors hire sovereign expert for debt talks
Joseph Cotterill, The Financial Times
4/13/16 Our Inhumane Cuban Migrant Policy
Isabel Albee, The Huffington Post
4/12/16 Emotions run high on idea of Cuban consulate in Miami Beach
Joey Flechas, The Miami Herald
4/12/16 Party Time In Cuba – With Marx, Not Mojitos. Here's What The Congress May Do
Tim Padgett, WLRN
4/12/16 Costa Rica says its doors are closed to Cubans
Jose Melendez, The Miami Herald
4/11/16 Why most Americans interested in traveling to Cuba are not Floridians
Chabeli Herrera, The Miami Herald
4/11/16 ‘Cuban Twitter’ fallout found relief in FOIA’s glacial pace
Associated Press
4/9/16 Blame it on the Yanquis? Cuba runs low on beer in tourism boom
Reuters
4/8/16 Cuba's Future Economic Model in Spotlight at Party Congress
Associated Press
4/8/16 Fidel Castro, Cuba's reclusive former leader, makes a rare appearance
Reuters
4/8/16 Carnival cruise to Cuba discriminates against a class of Americans
Fabiola Santiago, The Miami Herald
4/7/16 Don’t expect the Cuban government to be grateful when the embargo lifts
John Carey, The Washington Post
4/7/16 Current Record
4/6/16 Is Normalization With Cuba Irreversible?
Peter Kornbluth, The Nation
4/6/16 What, Reserve a Table? Cubans Confront a New Dining Culture
Michael Park, The New York Times
4/6/16 What Will Journalists Cover About Cuba This Year?
NBC News
4/5/16 Tourism booming in Cuba with 14 percent increase in March
Caribbean 360
4/5/16 Amnesty International takes on human rights issues from migrant crisis to Cuban dissidents during Miami meeting
Miami Whitefield, The Miami Herald
4/4/16 Bleeding Cuban rafters rescued in Florida Straits likely shot themselves
Alfonso Chardy, The Miami Herald
4/3/16 Cuba is changing, more for some than others
Nora Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
4/1/16 In Miami visit, Speaker Ryan sticks by Cuba embargo
Marc Caputo, Politico
4/1/16 Advocacy group Engage Cuba hopes to end embargo, one state at a time
Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino
4/1/16 What it’s like being the only U.S. bank in Cuba
Bankrate
4/1/16 One reason for more Cuban arrests: more dissidents since U.S. opening
Franco Ordoñez, McClatchy
4/1/16 Cuba After Obama Left
John Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
4/1/16 Republicans who joined Obama in Cuba return hoping to change GOP minds about the embargo
Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post
4/1/16 American leisure giant submits plans for new theme park in Cuba
Independent