Comedian Conan O'Brien performs during a stop of 'The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour' in Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 13. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP
A Conan O'Brien fan wears his newly applied 'badge' to show support of the late night comedian following announcements that O'Brien may be leaving NBC after Leno's 10pm 5 month experiment failed to bring in viewers. Zuma/Newscom/File
In this image taken from video and released by CBS, former 'Tonight Show' host Conan O'Brien talks with '60 Minutes' correspondent Steve Kroft, at O'Brien's Los Angeles home, on April 21. CBS/AP
New Tonight show host Conan O'Brien, keeps everyone laughing, including Pam Giganti (r.) during a visit to Channel 6 in Miramar, Florida. Joe Rimkus Jr./Miami Herald/MCT/Newscom/File
Conan O'Brien and his wife Liza Powell arrive at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 20, 2009. Danny Moloshok/Reuters
Hundreds of people show up in the pouring rain in front of Universal Studios to show their support for Conan O'Brien. Newscom/File
In this 2009 photo, Conan O'Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC's 'The Tonight Show' in Universal City, Calif. Paul Drinkwater/NBC/AFP/Newscom
Ten-year-old Beth Bills from Downers Grove, Ill. stands in front of NBC in Chicago showing her support for Conan O'Brien. Zuma/Newscom/File
Conan O'Brien is seen at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Charles Harris/AdMedia/Newscom/File
Conan is seen in New York prior to his debut as host of 'The Tonight Show.' Zuma/Newscom
Today's announcement of restored diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US comes after five decades of antagonism, including the 54-year-old US trade embargo against the Communist island. The Christian Science Monitor covered the embargo from the start.
ByBertram B. Johansson, Latin America Writer
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Today, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the United States and Cuba are restoring diplomatic ties after five decades of antagonism. The US has maintained a trade embargo against Cuba since Oct. 19, 1960. Below is The Christian Science Monitor's story from that day.