Cuba's Former Economy Minister, Marino Murillo, Returns to Post
President Raúl Castro Says Efforts to Overhaul Economy Need to Be
'Harmonized and Integrated'
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sept. 25, 2014 11:33 p.m. ET
Marino Murillo, shown in Havana in December 2010, is returning to the
job of economy minister. REUTERS
HAVANA—Cuban President Raúl Castro is returning his reform "czar" to the
job of economy minister, saying efforts to overhaul the island's economy
need to be "harmonized and integrated."
An official statement read on state television Thursday night says
Marino Murillo will also retain his post as vice president. The former
head of the economy ministry, Adel Yzquierdo, is being made a vice
minister in the agency.
Mr. Murrillo was economy minister in 2009-11. During that stint, he
gained visibility in Cuba by overseeing major changes that have opened
some areas of the previously heavily regulated economy to private
Source: Cuba's Former Economy Minister, Marino Murillo, Returns to Post
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