Abel Prieto Returns as Cuba’s Minister of Culture

Abel Prieto, 65, was previously the minister of culture from 1997-2012- He has since been an advisor to president Raul Castro.
Abel Prieto, 65, was previously the minister of culture from 1997-2012- He has since been an advisor to president Raul Castro.

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban government announced today the dismissal of the Minister of Culture Julian Gonzalez Toledo and named as his “provisional replacement” former minister Abel Prieto.

No motive was given for the destitution of Gonzalez.

The announcement came from the Council of State and was published this morning in the official daily Granma.

15 thoughts on “Abel Prieto Returns as Cuba’s Minister of Culture

  • July 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    No, this one is real – I checked. He collects photographs of himself and others who he admires – a sort of rogues gallery.
    But he is obviously pretty thick, as despite an array of comments from left and right, he continues with his inane comments.

  • July 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Conrad Ermle is a laugh a minute.
    A man who has never been to Cuba feels entitled to make comment about one of Raul Castro’s appointed henchmen, but objects to a person who knows Cuba intimately and having his home there expressing a view about another henchman.
    What he is doing Informed Consent is demonstrating communist believe – if you don’t agree with communism, “shut up”. That is their creed as practiced by the Castros in Cuba!
    But I like his last line which is quite funny!
    “They know what they are doing.”
    That explains the changes!
    I was also amused by Conrad’s comment that I was “hypocritical to bite the hand that feeds you.” How funny can he get?
    Conrad reminds me of a comment made by Bob Hope when driven in an open Jeep around two Korean maidens carrying what were euphemistically called “honey buckets” by UN troops. Hope stuck that famous banana nose up in the air and said: “PHEEW” He was asked by the driver: “You know what that is don’t you?” Hope’s reply was:
    “Sure, I know what it is, but what have they done to it?”

  • July 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    He’s an agent provocateur. Perhaps a previous contributor to this site under the guise of a new name. It’s been some while since we’ve heard from Mr Richardson. ummmmmm

  • July 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    hmmm. your comment sounds familiar. What did you accuse Carlyle of a while back? Something about pulling a Trump. Your comment sounds a lot like that eh CErmle.

  • July 15, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This is an internal matter for the People of Cuba and is none of your business. They know what they are doing.

  • July 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    What about Marino Murillo, does his dismissal earn your approval or was his appointment by Raul yet another mistake?

  • July 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Lost your tongue or fingers or pen, or just your mind? You can’t respond to the four questions I asked (below) because you are simple ignorant about the matters involved. Backward always!

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