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HAVANA---The blazing Caribbean sun rose yes-
terday on a US flag flying over Havana for the
first time in 54 years and people were discussing
political reform with an openness that once would
have been unimaginable in Cuba.
Speaking before the raising of the Stars and
Stripes at the newly-reopened US Embassy, Sec-
retary of State John Kerry called for systemic political
change on the island, a topic that remains taboo
here despite a series of economic reforms and the
reestablishment last month of diplomatic ties sev-
ered during the Cold War.
"We remain convinced the people of Cuba would
be best served by genuine democracy, where people
are free to choose their leaders," Kerry said, going
on to call for responsive institutions and independent
civil society in this single-party state.
Friday morning s speech was broadcast live on
state television and
radio and it was
rebroadcast on state
television in its entirety
Friday night, then
word yesterday morn-
ing in Granma, the
In a series of inter-
views across Havana,
Cubans said that they
also welcomed Kerry s
call, openly discussing
their desire for more
democracy without the
requests for anonymity
or slow measuring of
words that once were
nearly universal when discussing political change.
"Of course we Cubans aspire to more democracy,
more liberty and more of everything, because the
truth is that life here is really hard," said Roger
Granado, a 44-year-old masseur who lives in the
working-class Cerro neighbourhood in south
President Barack Obama made a milder call for
change in Cuba when he announced the new US
policy of engagement on December 17 in a speech
broadcast live on state TV here.
In 2002, former President Jimmy Carter addressed
Cubans in an unprecedented hour of live, uncensored
television, telling them their country did not meet
international standards of democracy and repeatedly
promoting a grass-roots campaign for greater civil
liberties. Shortly after that 2002 broadcast, a 22-
year-old woman selling black market cigars to
tourists in Old Havana would only give her first
name, Alejandra, when she was asked her opinion
of Carter s call for greater liberties.
"People are afraid to talk openly about these
things," she told an AP reporter.
"We re not sure what we can say anymore without
getting in trouble."
Stopping as he strolled Friday night through Old
Havana, not far from where Alejandra spoke, 50-
year-old nurse Esbaldo Rodriguez shared his name
and occupation before confidently saying "I think
it s logical that Kerry talks about those ideas, democ-
racy, etc. For us it s a drop of hope, it s something
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broadcast live on
and radio and it
on state television
in its entirety
Friday night, then
unusually open to
Kerry call for democracy
we weren t expecting." Rodriguez said.
"It s logical and for me it s like a dream, what hap-
pened today and on December 17, and now we have to
wait to see it become reality." (AP)
A child looks out a
window from inside
staging area, at the
end of a flag raising
diplomat traveled to
the Cuban capital to
raise the US flag
and formally reopen
the long-closed US
Embassy. AP PHOTO
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