Peter Kornbluh directs the Cuba Documentation Project and the Chile Documentation Project at the National Security Archive (www.nsarchive.org), a public interest research center located at George Washington University (Washington, DC). He is co-author of The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (New Press), author of The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (New Press) and co-author of a forthcoming book on the untold history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba.
Fifty years later, James Donovan's "metadiplomacy" shows that normal relations are possible.
In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.
As Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange, here is a closer look at Cablegate in Latin America.
A discussion on the WikiLeaks legacy, from Argentina to Peru.
The former US president calls for open travel for US citizens and freedom for Alan Gross and the Cuban Five.
By prosecuting Luis Posada on charges related to his acts of terrorism, the United States is repudiating a dark past that its own Cold War officials and covert operatives set in motion.
The Cuban exile has a long record of terror, but his trial, starting today, is on lesser charges.
A victory by Sebastian Pinera in the Chilean marks a major turning point in the post-Pinochet transition, and a return to power of some of the hardcore rightists who collaborated with the military regime.
Peru's disgraced former president becomes the first democratically elected head of state to be extradited, tried and convicted of human rights crimes.
Most authoritarians leave office in a coup or a coffin. Fidel Castro is leaving on his own terms.