Tag: American foreign policy

In the spring of 2013, U.S. and Cuban negotiators needed a neutral location for secret talks that would lead — 18 months later— to the stunning, Dec. 17, 2014, announcement the world’s two “closest of enemies” were re-establishing relations. The only thing they could agree on initially, however, was that those talks should take place […]

David M. Hardy Section Chief Record Information Dissemination Section Records Management Division FBI Washington, DC Dear David M. Hardy, Imagine my excitement when I received your recent letter in which you informed me that those FBI files you had previously said didn’t exist actually did. Four hundred and nine pages, to be exact, of which […]

The Miami Herald has published the text of a letter from the U.S. Departments of State and Justice to Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) regarding rumours the Cuban government might be willing to exchange an American contractor it is holding in exchange for members of the Cuban Five. The letter: Dear Congressman Díaz-Balart: Thank you for […]

Erikson The author of the acclaimed book Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States and the Next Revolution is the new Senior Advisor in the U.S. State Department’s Western Hemisphere Affairs office. What—if anything—does Daniel P. Erikson’s appointment last week mean for the future of U.S-Cuban relations—and the fate of the Cuban Five? While the […]