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Cuba Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

A reshuffle of some cabinet posts was announced on Thursday by the Cuban Council of State in a note broadcast and published by local media.

| Havana (Cuba)
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Ramiro Valdes

According to the note read on Cuban television, Brigadier General Medardo Diaz Toledo —a 48-year-old communications engineer who graduated from the Academy of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces— was appointed as the new minister of Informatics and Communications.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Cuban councils of State and Ministers, Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes, was relieved of his post ahead of the ministry, a decision that will allow him to pay close attention to the supervision of this ministry and also the ministries of Construction and the Basic Industry.

The note adds that Fidel Figueroa was removed from his post as minister of Construction for “errors committed in his job”.

Rene Mesa Villafaña, a civil engineer who was ahead of the National Institute of Water Resources since 2007, was appointed as the new minister of Construction.

Finally, Ines Maria Chapman Waugh, an engineer and member of the Council of State, is the new president of the National Institute of Water Resources.

Cuban Agency News
La Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) es una división de la Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN) de Cuba fundada el 21 de mayo de 1974.

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