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How US-Cuba relations broke down after Castro's revolution, from the Guardian archive

Fidel Castro’s revolution begins in Cuba, 8 January 1959<p>US announces embargo against Cuba, 20 October 1960<p>US breaks off ties with Cuba, 4 January 1961<p>Topics<p>Cuba<br>• From the archive blog<p>Americas<br>• features

Makers of the Twentieth Century: Castro

Alfred Stepan argues that the romantic acclaim of Fidel Castro as a revolutionary guerrilla leader disregards the practical achievements and …

US-Cuba Embargo Goes Beyond the Cold War

The unequal US-Cuban power relationship stretches back to the turn of the 20th century.<p>President Obama’s decision to reopen the US embassy in Havana …

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

<b>The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.</b><p>An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.<p>A feat of viral archaeology …

In pictures: Protecting Peru's ancient burial grounds

<b>Huaca Malena is an ancient Peruvian burial site located approximately 100km (62 miles) south of the capital, Lima.</b><p>It is a major cemetery of the Wari culture, a civilisation which flourished in the Andes between the seventh and the 12th Century.<p>The site was discovered by Julio Tello and Toriba Mejia …