HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 20 — Yadira Garcia, 54, one of the highest ranking female cabinet members of the government of Raul Castro, was removed from her post as Minister of Basic Industries, informed the local press on Monday.
The short note announced the reason for Garcia’s dismissal as “”her deficiencies especially in poor control of resources destined for investment and the productive process.”
Oil, mining and energy are all responsibilities of the Ministry of Basic Industries.
The government said that Vice Minister Thomas Benitez will stand in for Garcia until a new minister is appointed.
The deposed miniser is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and has been a representative in the Cuban parliament since 1993.