The brother rises
Instead, we got Raul.
The man who is supposedly running things in Cuba officially opened the Non Aligned Movement talkfest, in place of his ailing older brother, who is recovering (in theory, at least) somewhere in Havana.
Raul ditched his customary military uniform for a very capitalist-looking dark suit, waved at the cameras and shared the occasional joke with the other leaders attending the Summit.
According to some news reports, he even suggested his guests join him in a version of the Mexican wave for the photographers.
Fun guy, eh? The very picture of a modern day dictator, if you ask me.