Originally Posted by lookingglass
How old is his brother? Also, his brother has been in power for the past year, so how have things been going since then?
He's no spring chicken- 76 years old. To be honest I don't know, I suppose I could ask. He's been in power but Fidel has been kept informed of what has been going on with the country the whole time. Who's to say that he hasn't also been involved in the decision making process (I'm talking about Fidel)?
There has been some debate over whether or not Raul Castro will be a hardliner and do whatever it takes to maintain the communist party's political power or that he could be open/willing to change Cuba's economy to one that is more free market friendly. He's also been quoted recently as saying that the communist system will remain. He doesn't make many appearances in public. I guess only time will tell.