Guinean police move to contain demonstrations by UFDG presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 15. Jerome Delay/AP
Guinean police take position outside the Independent Election Commission building in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 14, after the representative of presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo suspended his participation in the vote tallying process. Jerome Delay/AP
A Guinean man listens to partial results being broadcast on the radio in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 11. Jerome Delay/AP
Guineans listen to partial results being broadcast on national television from a bar in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 10. Jerome Delay/AP
Guineans supporting Presidential candidate Alpha Conde line up outside Matoto's city hall where some election results are tabulated in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 9. Jerome Delay/AP
Guinean election officials tabulate some election results at Matoto's city hall in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 9. Jerome Delay/AP
A soldier stands near election posters at the party headquarters of presidential candidate Alpha Conde, leader of the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinea, 'The Rally of the Guinean People' party (RPG) in Conakry, on Nov. 9. Emmanuel Braun/Reuters
A Guinean man drinks coffee next to an election poster for presidential candidate Alpha Conde, leader of Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinea (RPG), in Conakry Nov. 9. Emmanuel Braun/Reuters
A Guinean man has his voting card checked by election officials before casting his ballot at a polling station in Conakry, Guinea, on Nov. 7. Jerome Delay/AP
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.