ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Cubans Line Streets to Catch Glimpse of Obama As Two Presidents Meet

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On a historic day in Havana, Cubans lined the streets hoping to catch a glimpse of the American president between his stops and his meeting with Cuban president Raúl Castro.

"I came to welcome Obama, like I would any other visiting president and for him to see that the Cuban people admire him for his bravery," Amado Mejias told NBC News as she waited near the Havana Cathedral.

"I personally think that there will be change. What he needs to do is use his executive power," he added.

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