In Miami's little Havana, rancor over Obama Cuba trip

MIAMI -- CBS News' polls show that most Americans support diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba -- but not the Americans in Miami's little Havana.

Cafe Versailles in what's known as the little Havana section of Miami has long been ground zero for anti-Castro demonstrations -- Monday protesters knew they would find cameras here.

President Obama's Meets Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana

They stomped on and steam rolled pictures of President Obama. These Cuban Americans call his presence in Cuba -- betrayal.

For 76-year-old Emilio Izquierdo, it's personal.

He spent two years jailed in Cuba before escaping during the Mariel Boat Lift in 1980.

"I feel very bad about our president," he said.

What if it's good for Cuba down the road though?

"It's a fool's word. I'm really mad," Izquierdo said.

Emilio Izquierdo. CBS News

Sixty-nine-year-old Laura Viniello was born in Havana and escaped the communist regime as a child.

"The president is a sell out sir. The Cuban people have been left out," she said.

Abelardo Rivera left Cuba with his family when he was a year old.

Now 49, this investor wants to do business in Cuba.

"This is good. This is going to make everything better. We will have more eyes," he said. "Cuba was an island, apart from the world -- now we will have an island that is 90 miles away, that everyone will visit. What Obama has done for Cuba, it is great."