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This Is How Cuban-Americans Reacted To President Obama's Announcement On U.S.-Cuba Relations

Cuban-Americans expressed mixed reactions — some joyous and others furious — on social media to news that the U.S. will normalize relations with Cuba.

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1. "The best that can happen to my country at this time. I am so happy I want to cry. After 50 years. I am so happy. Congratulations to my country. #thanksObama"

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2. "Hopefully soon I will see my uncle again."

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3. "I believe that these policy changes will only benefit us the Americans and strengthen The Castro POWER. Unfortunately, In my lifetime the country of Cuba will never be FREE."

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4. Two angry protesters in Little Havana, Miami.

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5. "Praying for a new hope in Cuba today."

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6. "It's going down in Miami tonight."

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7. Long live a free Cuba.

Now everyone will see how beautiful Cuba is & what they've been missing out on for the past 50 years #vivacubalibre

Adriansito™@DatCubanBoiFollow

Now everyone will see how beautiful Cuba is & what they've been missing out on for the past 50 years #vivacubalibre

1:09 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. "To a FREE Cuba... #historyinthemaking #myislandCUBA."

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9. "Older Cubans at Café Versailles, the epicenter of Cuban political life for the exiled community, think that this change in policy is good for the Americans, but it doesn't do anything for the Cubans."

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10. Nothing will change.

Until the culture, atmosphere & environment in Cuba drastically change. Nothing worth getting happy about.

Hector Esteban Mejia@HectorMejia560Follow

Until the culture, atmosphere & environment in Cuba drastically change. Nothing worth getting happy about.

12:58 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

With Raul Castro at the helm. Don't expect any changes in the coming future despite what's going on today.

Hector Esteban Mejia@HectorMejia560Follow

With Raul Castro at the helm. Don't expect any changes in the coming future despite what's going on today.

12:59 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. "OMG never thought this would ever happen in my lifetime."

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12. A "traitor" and a "coward."

Obama is a 'traitor' and a 'coward' say older Cubans in Little Havana #Cuba

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Obama is a 'traitor' and a 'coward' say older Cubans in Little Havana #Cuba

9:15 AM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. Returning to Cuba.

So I might be returning to Cuba with some family members who were actually somebody in Cuba till it got fucked over. Let's see.

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So I might be returning to Cuba with some family members who were actually somebody in Cuba till it got fucked over. Let's see.

3:05 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. " SOS for Cuba! No more negotiations with criminals and assassins, communists, tyrants, or Castros."

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15. "It's coming. My homeland. Freedom."

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16. "My dream has become a reality."

No one understands how happy I am about Cuba and the US getting along. I've always wanted for people to go see Cuba and how beautiful it

Selyni ❁@PrincesaaBelleeFollow

No one understands how happy I am about Cuba and the US getting along. I've always wanted for people to go see Cuba and how beautiful it

3:51 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Really is. For people to stop talking crap about Cuba because of Fidel when they truly don't know ANYTHING. My dream has become a reality❤️💙

Selyni ❁@PrincesaaBelleeFollow

Really is. For people to stop talking crap about Cuba because of Fidel when they truly don't know ANYTHING. My dream has become a reality

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Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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