Two sources close to Garcetti declined to discuss his presidential ambitions or private conversations.
Raúl Castro, 86, will remain the head of the Communist Party, which is still the most powerful position in the country.
LGBTQ supporters and human rights groups celebrated the decision, hoping it will inspire other Caribbean nations that still criminalize homosexuality.
Leaders from around the region have had a lackluster response to Trump’s absence, and according to AP some leaders of the region even welcome his absence.
The arrest was for allegedly conspiring to traffic cocaine and was ordered after a New York grand jury handed down an indictment on Jesús Santrich and three other co-conspirators.