Key moments explaining tense Cuba-US relationship
President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba on 21 March signals the recent thaw of relations between the two countries, following a long-standing history of strained relations.
The Spanish-American War, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a trade embargo are just a few examples of the various occasions on which the US has intervened in Cuban politics.
BBC Monitoring looks at key moments of the relationship between the US and its Latin American neighbour.
Produced by Emilio San Pedro and Alexi Peristianis
19 Mar 2016