"It is very unlikely we will know who the true successor to Raul Castro will be until the Cuban government is forced to make an official announcement. But there is one thing we can be reasonably certain of: Barring the long-awaited fall of Cuba’s dictatorial regime, when the old guard passes away, Cuba will continue to be run by a dictator with Castro blood in his veins. "
I speculated that a few months ago on successors, mostly on the basis of there being free elections. But everything points to them trying to keep it in the family. I doubt that Raul or any other Castro other than Fidel could maintain the heavy control of Cuba that has existed for 54 years for very long. So any coronation will likely not last very long.
Brian Lloyd French
I am a great admirer of the strength and talents of Cuban people and will share some of my experiences here.