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Lussón Ousted from Cuban Council of Ministers

Lussón Ousted from Cuban Council of Ministers / 14ymedio, EFE
Posted on March 31, 2016

EFE/14ymedio, 31 March 2016 — General of the Armed Forces of Cuba (FAR)
Antonio Enrique Lussón, 86, has been dismissed as a vice of
the Council of Ministers, according to a note published in the Official
Gazette on Thursday.

The note, dated February 23, indicates that the Council of State of
Cuba, the highest authority of the executive, agreed to “release” Lussón
from the position he had held since 2010, and “that he will that will be
assigned other duties.”

Born in 1930, Lussón is a founding member of the Communist Party of
Cuba, a member of the Central Committee of the Party and holds the
honorary title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba; besides being a major
general of the FAR.

He was a member of the 26th of July Movement and a fighter in the Rebel
, and since the Revolution of 1959 he has held several official

Source: Lussón Ousted from Cuban Council of Ministers / 14ymedio, EFE |
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