Obama win raises Cubans hopes for change
By Jeff Franks – Wed Nov 5, 12:06 am ET
HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s promise of change reached across the Florida Straits on Tuesday as Cubans said his victory over John McCain gave them hope for better relations with the United States and improvement in their own lives.
Obama’s campaign vow to ease the 46-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and his willingness to consider dialogue with the Cuban government were a breath of fresh air after almost eight years of tough talk and hard-line policies from the Bush administration, Cubans said.
“I think with Obama we will have some improvement. We’re going to breathe a little, because if the other (McCain) had won we would be in bad shape — and not just the Cubans,” said housewife Cristina Recio, 50.
There you have it, folks.