VP Ricardo Cabrisas appointed new Minister of Economy and Planning

Marino Murillo. Foto: Ladyrene Pérez/Cubadebate.
Marino Murillo. Foto: Ladyrene Pérez/Cubadebate.

HAVANA TIMES — Raul Castro, with the approval of the Council of State, today removed the Minister of Economy and Planning, Marino Murillo, and appointed Ricardo Cabrisas, one of Cuba’s six vice presidents to replace him, reported El Demajagua the official online publication of Granma province.

The official note says Murillo will now “focus his efforts on tasks related to updating the Cuban economic and social model, adopted by the 6th and 7th congress of the Party.”

Ricardo Cabrisas. Foto: cubadebate.cu
Ricardo Cabrisas. Foto: cubadebate.cu

Without giving any reasons for removing Murillo, the point man of the Cuban economy, the Council of State praised the “extensive experience” of Cabrisas “in different government responsibilities and important missions.”

The note also announced the destitution of Higher Education Minister Rodolfo A. Alarcon and replacing him with the deputy minister Loidi Jose R. Sabol.  Like in the case of Murillo no reasons were given for the removal of Alarcon.

Last week the minister of culture, Julian Gonzalez, was removed and the former minister Abel Prieto returned to the post.

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