Wider Image: U.S. - Cuba thaw: voices from the street
Jimmy Blanco, 9, holds a corncob while posing for a photograph in front of the Cuban and the U.S. flags in Havana, March 23, 2016. 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. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "CUBA THAW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.