Historian Peter Kornbluh pens this picture of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba, for Startup Cuba, now in its sixtieth year.
Author - Peter Kornbluh
Peter Kornbluh is an investigative historian who directs the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington D.C. He is the author of a number of articles and books on U.S.-Cuban relations, among them (with William M. LeoGrande) the award-winning book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.
He has traveled to Cuba almost 100 times over the last 30 years, including as a member of the White House press corps when President Obama made his historic trip to Havana in March 2016. In collaboration with Fidel Castro's office, he organized the 40th anniversary conferences in Havana on the Bay of Pigs invasion (2001) and the Cuban Missile Crisis (2002).