The Washington Post
Many Islanders Expect Better Relationship With U.S. Under New President
By William Booth
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, January 7, 2009; Page A08
HAVANA -- Vicente González says that although Barack Obama is no Karl Marx -- "he is a capitalist and likely an imperialist" -- he has high hopes that the new president could begin to warm the relationship between Cuba and the United States, which remains frozen in a Cold War time warp. "It is time," the Havana barber said, perhaps unwittingly repeating the Obama slogan, "for a change."