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Cuban president replaces ministers in first cabinet reshuffle


  • World
  • Thursday, 10 Jan 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced his transport and finance ministers this week in his first cabinet reshuffle since forming his own government in July and amid a cash crunch and growing discontent with the island's transport sector.

Cuban state media said on Wednesday that Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo, 73, and Finance Minister Lina Pedraza, 63, had been "freed from their roles" without explaining why, adding they would be given "other responsibilities."

   

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