Shows featuring Peter Kornbluh

  • Is USAID the New CIA ? Agency Secretly Built Cuban Twitter Program to Fuel Anti-Castro Protests Zunzuneo
    "U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest." That is the name of an explosive new article by the Associated Press detailing how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) created a fake Twitter program to undermine the Cuban government. The communications network was called...
    April 04, 2014 | Story
  • The Pinochet File: How U.S. Politicians, Banks and Corporations Aided Chilean Coup, Dictatorship

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    Part 2 of our conversation on the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup with Spanish lawyer Juan Garcés, a former personal adviser to ousted Chilean President Salvador Allende, and Peter Kornbluh, author of "The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability." [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2013 | Blog Post
  • "Make the Economy Scream": Secret Documents Show Nixon, Kissinger Role Backing 1973 Chile Coup Nixonkissinger2
    We continue our coverage of the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende with a look at the critical U.S. role under President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. Peter Kornbluh, who spearheaded the effort to declassify more than 20,000 secret documents that...
    September 10, 2013 | Story
  • WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower’s Wide Impact in Region Where Assange Seeks Asylum Screen_shot_2012-08-03_at_9.34.05_am
    If Julian Assange is granted asylum in Ecuador, he will become a resident of Latin America, where the trove of classified U.S. State Department cables he strategically disseminated through WikiLeaks has generated hundreds of headlines, from Mexico to Chile. A year after thousands of cables on Latin America were first...
    August 03, 2012 | Story
  • Alleged Cuban Airline Bomber Free After Acquittal on Immigration Charges Play-kornbluh
    Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative best known as the suspected mastermind of the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airline jet, was acquitted Friday. He wasn’t facing terrorism charges, but 11 charges of perjury, immigration fraud, and obstruction of justice. Although the U.S. government believes he is an international...
    April 11, 2011 | Story
  • New Docs Show Kissinger Rescinded Warning on Assassinations Days Before Letelier Bombing in DC Kissinger_pinochet
    A newly declassified document offers new evidence that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger canceled a warning against carrying out a secret program of international political assassinations just days before former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier and his American colleague, Ronni Moffitt, were killed in Washington,...
    April 12, 2010 | Story
  • Fidel Castro Resigns as Cuban President Castro-resignsweb
    Fidel Castro announced today he is resigning as Cuban president, ending forty-nine years in office. In a statement, the eighty-one-year-old Castro wrote, "It would betray my conscience to take up a responsibility that requires mobility and total devotion, that I am not in a physical condition to offer." We speak to Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the...
    February 19, 2008 | Story