Yoani Sanchez runs the controversial Generacion Y blog from Havana. She was voted one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2008.
We have to discuss new migration treaties. For example, attempted immigrants to the US who are caught in the ocean are returned to Cuba, while those who manage to make it to land are accepted as immigrants. It's very controversial and called 'the law of dry feet'. It's luck that decides, not justice. That has to change.
It seems positive to me that Obama can help to eliminate the type of confrontation and antagonism which has served the Cuban government so well for 50 years, in particular to silence critics from within. On another front: in the country that Cuba sees as its arch-enemy, a black man has risen to the presidency, and years before such a thing could happen in Cuba. Given how much the Cuban government has always criticised the US for its race relations, it will lose more credibility with its people."
Amatzia Baram is professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of Haifa.
I'd also like to advance on a Syria - Israel peace agreement. And help too with a written agreement on Gaza and the Palestinian Authority. I'd join the Europeans in helping to rebuild Gaza through the Palestinian Authority rather than Hamas. If there's a new election in Gaza, Obama should ensure that Hamas is not allowed to run at all."
Zhang works for an environmental NGO in Chongqing. She prefers to remain anonymous.
Daudi Were is an entrepreneur and youth worker from Nairobi.
I'd also like a bit more transparency with the nature between the US and Kenyan militaries - exactly what they're doing and who's paying for it. It would be good too if he came to visit. Clinton and Bush avoided Kenya on their trips to Africa. But it would be hard for this guy to!"
Ali is a student from Tehran. He prefers to remain anonymous.
Juliana Boersner is a social psychology professor and blogger from Caracas.
Also, the image I think Obama has of Latin America, from statements he made last year, comes from a very traditional perception that the United States has of Latin America, so if I were him I'd make an effort to become aware of all the countries in Latin America. Traditionally certain countries have always been privileged by the US: countries like Mexico, Brazil, perhaps Argentina. But Latin America is more unified now than it used to be; for example, he should take note of Mercosur, a free-trade alliance of many of the Latin American nations."