Skip to comments.Raul Castro ousts top Cubans loyal to Fidel Castro
Posted on 03/02/2009 2:32:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
HAVANA President Raul Castro abruptly removed some of Cuba's most powerful officials Monday, putting a personal stamp on the government in the biggest shakeup since he took over from his ailing brother Fidel Castro a year ago.
The changes replaced some key Fidel loyalists, including the longtime foreign minister and the secretary of the Council of State, with men closer to Raul. They also reduced the enormous powers of a vice president credited with saving Cuba's economy after the fall of the Soviet Union.
But analysts saw no immediate indication that the changes are related to hopes for closer U.S.-Cuban ties now that both countries have new presidents.
The abrupt shakeup, which also consolidated some of Cuba's many ministries to create a "more compact and functional structure," was the first major reorganization under Raul Castro. It was announced at the end of the midday news, after the weather and sports.
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Every other leftist, Marxist, socialist, communist tyrannical leader seems to be doing so these days!
Should we now assume that Fidel has assumed room temperature?
The hierarchy of the party have been systematically looting the country, converting it to cash and setting up new lives in a commie friendly country like Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua, etc.
Since a fellow traveler has been elected as POTUS they don't have to worry about Nuremberg style trials.
who knows.. Reuters has it as a ‘shake-up’ ..
Guess Obama will be sending a few trusted advisers to Cuba.
Brothers under the skin.