Miguel Díaz-Canel (izquierda), actual primer vicepresidente de Cuba y probable futuro presidente, conversa con Raúl Castro en La Habana durante el homenaje por los 50 años de la muerte del Che Guevara. Foto: AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE

(FILE) Picture taken on on October 8, 2017 showing Cuban President Raul Castro (R) talking to First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel (L), during the homage for the 50th anniversary of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s death, in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Cuba is preparing for the end of an era next week when Raul Castro steps down as president, ending his family’s six-decade grip on power, and paving the way for a younger leader. But analysts say his replacement, expected to be 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel — currently Cuba’s first vice president — won’t quite be alone at the helm of the communist island. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Alexandre GROSBOIS