#14: What a Havana family saw as it watched President Obama | Miami Herald

Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald reporters watched President Barack Obama’s speech with Cubans on the island and in South Florida.

HAVANA — María Lastres sat nervously, bent over, her leg bouncing. Her husband, Jesús Magán, could hardly keep still. President Barack Obama was on TV, just a few miles from their modest Havana apartment, speaking truths to the Cuban government — on Cuban soil.

They broke their rapt attention only to yelp, again and again, Cubans’ favorite interjection — “¡Ñó!” — and to spontaneously applaud in unadultered astonishment.

“Who would have thought we’d see this,” Magán said, agape. “I mean, we were trained to fight against the Americans!”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article67572877.html#storylink=cpy

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