“The chances for a radical change in leadership in Cuba are remote,” the Central Intelligence Agency assessed in a 1966 analysis (pdf) that was declassified last year.
“Fidel Castro is still the undisputed ‘maximum leader’ of the Cuban revolution and the dominant figure in Cuban politics, despite rumors to the contrary which circulated widely last spring.”
See “Castro’s Cuba Today,” Current Intelligence Weekly Special Report, 30 September 1966, declassified October 2006.
See also “Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances” (pdf), Congressional Research Service, updated May 3, 2007.
and “Cuba: Issues for the 110th Congress” (pdf), updated May 1, 2007.