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Cuba reemplaza a su ministro de FFAA

On March 15, the Obama administration announced more changes to past policies. While a travel ban still prevents U.S. tourism in Cuba, now U.S. travelers can engage in individual educational tours of the island. Previously, Americans had to visit the island in groups that planned out their itineraries to make sure they were complying with U.S. government regulations. The new regulations still require travelers to keep records that show their travel had an educational focus. The announcement also allows Cubans to receive salaries in the United States, paving the way for Cuban baseball players to potentially join the Major Leagues without having to defect first. Cuba and Major League Baseball have been negotiating over how Cuba's formidable players could compete in the United States without using human traffickers to smuggle them from the island.
On March 15, the Obama administration announced more changes to past policies. While a travel ban still prevents U.S. tourism in Cuba, now U.S. travelers can engage in individual educational tours of the island. Previously, Americans had to visit the island in groups that planned out their itineraries to make sure they were complying with U.S. government regulations. The new regulations still require travelers to keep records that show their travel had an educational focus. The announcement also allows Cubans to receive salaries in the United States, paving the way for Cuban baseball players to potentially join the Major Leagues without having to defect first. Cuba and Major League Baseball have been negotiating over how Cuba's formidable players could compete in the United States without using human traffickers to smuggle them from the island. (CNN)

LA HABANA – Cuba remplazó este jueves a su ministro de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), hasta ahora Leopoldo Cintra Frías, por su segundo en la dependencia oficial, el también general de Ejército, Álvaro López Miera.

El cambio se produce sin que se dieran explicaciones y a un día del inicio del VIII Congreso del Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC). Ambos son militares de carrera con un largo currículo como uniformados.

La designación se produjo a “a propuesta” conjunta del primer secretario del PCC, Raúl Castro, y del presidente Miguel Díaz-Canel, indicó una breve nota divulgada por medios de prensa oficiales.

Cintra Fría, de 79 años, fue tratado en la publicación como “héroe de la república” con “una extensa y brillante hoja de servicios a la Patria” y le serán asignadas “otras tareas”. Por su parte se destacó que López Miera fungía como viceministro de las FAR.

Ambos generales son miembros del Buró Político del PCC, cuyo Congreso quinquenal se realizará entre el viernes y lunes próximo.