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Dreams of escape in Cuba

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A year after President Obama came to power, relations with America's Communist neighbour Cuba are as strained as ever.

Many Cubans hoped that the new US president would improve political and economic relations between the two countries. But there is little sign of that.

The BBC has been given unprecedented access to Cuba this week.

Matt Frei took a look at everyday life in Havana.

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