BOSTON (CBS) – At the Old Havana restaurant in Jamaica Plain, a new chapter for Cuba dominates discussion: The U.S. and Cuban president meeting face to face.
Roger Cruz was born in Cuba and was stopping in to get some food. He says it’s a good day for Cuba and the U.S.READ MORE: 4 Your Community: Boston Pride
“Well it’s definitely a very exciting day for me and my family that’s still in Cuba. I think it opens the door to changes that are way overdue.”READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Restaurant owner and Cuban native Sixto Lopez is not quite so hopeful
“Really I don’t see there’s going to be a big change,” he says. “Maybe some cosmetic things but not important things. I’m talking about human rights they’re not for human rights”MORE NEWS: 3 People Rescued From Rip Currents At Salisbury Beach; DCR Issues Warning
According to the last U.S. census there are just over 11,000 Cuban Americans in Massachusetts, many of them still have relatives living in Cuba.