More on Raul
According to correspondent Matt Frei, the younger Castro is “a man who has the charisma of a middle manager at a regional post office”.
Still, during the Non Aligned Movement meeting, the “temporary” president “looked comfortable” and in control, shaking hands with visiting dignitaries, etc.
So Frei asks for an assessment from one of Raul Castro’s closest friends, Jorge Risquet, a well-known (in Cuba) senior Communist Party official.
"Well," Risqet is reported as replying after a long pause, "Raul is a man of few but honest words. He's a nice guy and, above all, he is very, very systematic."
A romantic, according to his daughter …. And very systematic.