Voices: Cubans impatient to see benefits from thaw with U.S.

April 22, 2015 6:12 PM

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HAVANA – When I last came to Cuba in late December, I detected a sentiment among the island's people that I had never encountered before: optimism.

President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro had just announced their historic pact to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, and every Cuban I encountered ticked off ways they felt the new opening could foster their economic well-being.

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