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Paloma Duarte, 18, a dancer, poses for a photograph in front of the Cuban and U.S. flags in Havana, March 23, 2016. Regarding Obama's historic visit to the island, Duarte said "Developed the communication between us. We have family here and there (in the U.S.) and an urgent need to be able to go." 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 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "CUBA THAW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.