By Jim Smith

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.

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“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.”

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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”

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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.