Reality sinks in for many Cubans on eve of talks with US

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Alexis Ramos, a 48-year-old janitor in a medical clinic, poses for a photo, an image of Fidel Castro tattooed on his arm, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. As Cuban officials head to Washington for a second round of talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Friday, many working-class islanders say they no longer expect immediate changes in their lives regardless of what emerges from the talks. "I expect the rich to get richer, and the poor to get poorer." said Ramos. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The jubilation that greeted the announcement of U.S.-Cuban detente two months ago has faded to resignation for many Cubans who are realizing they’re at the start of a long process unlikely to ease their daily struggles anytime soon.