CIA, The Fall of Che Guevara and the Changing Face of the Cuban Revolution, October 18, 1965

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CIA, The Fall of Che Guevara and the Changing Face of the Cuban Revolution, October 18, 1965

Subject

An intelligence memorandum, written by a young CIA analyst, Brian Latell, presents an assessment that Guevara's preeminence as a leader of the Cuban revolution has waned, and his internal and international policies have been abandoned.

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This intelligence memorandum, written by a young CIA analyst, Brian Latell, presents an assessment that Guevara's preeminence as a leader of the Cuban revolution has waned, and his internal and international policies have been abandoned. In domestic policy, his economic strategy of rapid industrialization has "brought the economy to its lowest point since Castro came to power," the paper argues. In foreign policy, he "never wavered from his firm revolutionary stand, even as other Cuban leaders began to devote most of their attention to the internal problems of the revolution." With Guevara no longer in Cuba, the CIA's assessment concludes, "there is no doubt that Castro's more cautious position on exporting revolution, as well as his different economic approach, led to Che's downfall."

Publisher

Timothy C Platt, MSM

Date

October 18, 1965

Contributor

Brian Latell

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1965-10-08.pdf

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“CIA, The Fall of Che Guevara and the Changing Face of the Cuban Revolution, October 18, 1965,” The Che Guevara Files, accessed September 22, 2017, http://comandantecheguevara.org/items/show/3.