The Cuban and American flags will fly together over the US Embassy in Havana for the first time in half a century this week, easing a standoff that once brought the world to the edge of nuclear war. Political relations may be improving, but how is the emotional embargo easing between Cubans on the island and in the United States? On Thursday at 19:30 GMT, The Stream talks to Cuban Americans about their perceptions of Cuba, and how they may or may not be reconnecting with the communist island.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Ana Quintana @Ana_R_Quintana 
Policy analyst - Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, Heritage Foundation

Cuban American music producer and filmmaker

Ralph De La Cruz 
Former journalist, Dallas Morning News, Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald

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