Wider Image: U.S. - Cuba thaw: voices from the street
Irma Diaz, 55, a housewife, poses for a photograph in front of the Cuban and U.S. flags in Havana, March 25, 2016. Regarding Obama's historic visit to the island, Diaz said "I am happy with the friendship between Raul (Castro) and Obama." Struggling under a U.S. embargo and still only cautiously emerging from a Soviet-style economy that prohibited almost all private enterprise, many Cubans find it hard to make ends meet. Residents of Havana hope that U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba last month will bring material improvements to their lives. Picture taken March 25 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "CUBA THAW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.