Obama Says Opening to Cuba Will Take Years To Pay off

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a question during a news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Barack Obama said the full opening of relations between Cuba and the U.S. may take years, even as he offered assurances the new U.S. stance will bring change to the island nation’s closed society.

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