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Tens of thousands of Americans will visit Cuba in the first year of thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba. But what about those who have been there all along?

Giorgio Ausenda, CU News Corps

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In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first president of the United States to visit Cuba since the socialist revolution and Fidel Castro’s rise to power on Jan. 1, 1959. This historic event marks a watershed in the improving relations between Cuba and the United States.

In the past decades, Americans have been coming and going from Cuba finding loopholes in the restrictions posed by the U.S. government. Some have decided to take residency on the island.

“Americuban,” winner of the first edition of CUration, sets to find out how Americans have been living in Havana and how they are perceived by Cubans.

As it turns out, the American and Cuban people are very fond of each other.

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