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Cuba makes Valdes, Bejerano Council of State VPs

Cuba makes Valdes, Bejerano Council of State VPs

Cuba has promoted revolutionary commander Ramiro Valdes and comptroller Gladys Bejerano to vice presidents of its supreme governing body, the Council of State.
Valdes is a former leader of the rebels who brought Fidel Castro to power and an ex-interior minister. He is also communications minister and a Cabinet vice president.
This summer, Bejerano became head of a new office overseeing state spending.
Parliament approved the appointments Sunday. They replace revolutionary hero Juan Almeida, who died in September, and Carlos Lage, the de-facto economics czar who resigned in March during a leadership shake-up.
The Council of State features President Raul Castro, his first vice president, five other VPs, a secretary, and 23 others.


Updated : 2021-10-19 20:10 GMT+08:00