Peter Kornbluh is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive in Washington, and co-author (with William M. LeoGrande) of the forthcoming book, Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.
The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”
Forty years after Pinochet's coup, a historic presidential campaign has revived debates about his dictatorship—and Washington's role in it.
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.