After Castro death, Raul successor waits in the wings

After burying Fidel Castro, Cuba is 15 months away from seeing his brother, Raul, give up the presidency. The man in line for the job is Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is relatively young at 56, outside the small circle of guerrilla war veterans and not a family member. The grey-haired Diaz-Canel, who favors jeans or more formal suits and ties, has been a discreet communist party operator who lacks Fidel Castro’s charisma and Raul’s military experience.

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