If it wishes to avoid the repetition of commonplaces, any study of the ideological relation between the US black movement and the Cuban Revolution during the 1960s must avoid the paradigm of ‘solidarity’ with its subordination of the intellectual process to concrete political alliances. In the relation in question – a dialogue that juxtaposed Marxist, nationalist, anticolonial, and socialist views and passions – it was impossible for consensus to predominate. During the brief 1962-1968 period when the Cuban revolutionary government was at its greatest distance from orthodox Marxist-Leninism and Soviet geopolitics, coincidences between the Black Panthers and the Cuban Revolution were more frequent. But by the beginning of the 1970s, the points of agreement diminished as Havana aligned itself ever more with Moscow and shifted its ideology toward greater orthodoxy.
—  Rafael Rojas
from Fighting Over Fidel