- Both places — Miami, the capital of the Cuban diaspora in the United States, and Havana, the seat of the Cuban government — had one thing in common: There was disagreement as to what this new era meant.
Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist party in Cuba, reported that young people crowded the streets of Havana to celebrate the release of three Cuban spies.
The paper quotes Randy Pérez, who works at a bank as saying: "We're in a state of shock. This all has a huge psychological effect for all us Cubans because we've lived through years of uncertainty and tensions between Cuba and the United States. Suddenly, it appears everything will change. The speeches of President Castro and President Obama fill us with optimism."