World gets a glance at Castro’s successor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleAnd while he seemed a bit stiff on Thursday while presiding over the Group of 15 meeting on the summit sidelines, he soon settled into the businesslike operating style he has long been known for as defense minister. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HAVANA – Acting President Raul Castro is giving Cubans and the world a preview of how he may lead if his brother Fidel does not return to power: efficiently and with little fanfare. Addressing leaders from developing nations as Cuba hosted the Nonaligned Movement summit, he gave several speeches this past week calling for unity against “imperialist” U.S. policies, but with none of Fidel’s passionate gestures. “With this summit, the world has discovered more about who Raul Castro is,” Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said. Dressed in a dark suit rather than his typical olive-green uniform, Raul Castro, 75, has been visible at the summit, his first real opportunity to appear as a statesman since his 80-year-old brother fell ill in late July. last_img read more