Washington Post: Poll shows vast majority of Cubans welcome closer ties with U.S. - By Joshua Partlow and Peyton M. Craighill April 8, 2015 Photographs by Sarah L. Voisin
By Joshua Partlow and Peyton M. Craighill April 8, 2015
Photographs by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post
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MEXICO CITY — The vast majority of Cubans welcome warmer relations with the United States, holding high expectations that closer ties pledged by the two countries will shake up the island’s troubled economy, according to a new survey of Cuban citizens. But they are doubtful that the diplomatic detente will bring political reforms to their communist country.
The poll of residents on the island shows a people unhappy with the political system, eager to end the U.S. embargo and disenchanted with their state-run economy. More than half of Cubans say they would like to leave the country for good if they had the chance.
The survey, done through 1,200 in-person interviews, was conducted in March by the Miami-based research firm Bendixen & Amandi International on behalf of the networks Univision Noticias and Fusion. It is being reported in collaboration with The Washington Post.
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