Fidel Castro clasps hands with his brother, Cuban leader Raul Castro, right, and second secretary of the Central Committee Jose Ramon Machado Ventura moments before the playing of the Communist party hymn during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Fidel Castro clasps hands with his brother, Cuban leader Raul Castro, right, and second secretary of the Central Committee Jose Ramon Machado Ventura moments before the playing of the Communist party hymn during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Ismael Francisco AP
Fidel Castro clasps hands with his brother, Cuban leader Raul Castro, right, and second secretary of the Central Committee Jose Ramon Machado Ventura moments before the playing of the Communist party hymn during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Ismael Francisco AP

Raúl Castro and hardline deputy remain at helm of Cuba’s Communist Party

April 19, 2016 12:13 PM

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