As Fidel Castro recuperates, debates rage on the nature of future challenge to American hegemony. Monroe doctrine that epitomised the lasting influence of US in Americas had a chink with communist revolution under Fidel. While that did not lead to dominoes effect elsewhere, but Fidel's regime remained as a thorn in the flesh of Americans. Having survived the Soviet collapse critics that argued his demise long back now hypothesise about the possible transition of the Cuban society post-Fidel.
While on one hand it could be quicker Chinese-style reforms without loosening of the political control, on the other it could engage in a higher integration of Anti-US forces in the region. The challenge might not come as a military confrontation, but as the US continues funding its Commission For Assistance To Free Cuba with $80 million for regime change in 'non-violent' way, there is bound to be renewed attempts to meddle in Cuba. It might be the clash between unequal as of now, but things can flare up once strong anti-American lobby emerges in different countries of Latin America post-Fidel.