Cuban president replaces scrutinized transportation minister

Finances, pricing minister also out in reshuffling

Meisi Bolaños Weiss is Cuba's minister of finances and pricing and Eduardo Rodriguez Davila is Cuba's minister of transportation. (Courtesy of Granma)

HAVANA – Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel replaced two ministers, perhaps signaling his willingness to reassign top-level cabinet members. 

Diaz-Canel named Meisi Bolaños Weiss as minister of finances and pricing and Eduardo Rodriguez Davila as minister of transportation. 

Rodriguez Davila, 52, is a mechanical engineer by trade and was first vice minister at the Transportation Ministry, which has been under scrutiny over what many call a transportation crisis in Havana following new measures some argue discourage private sector taxis from operating. 

Rodriguez Davila replaces Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez. 

Bolaños Weiss, 48, who has a law degree and is a specialist in finances, replaces Lina Olinda Pedraza Rodriguez. 

In the Cuban power structure, the Council of State made the final decision, but state-run media reported Díaz-Canel proposed the idea. 

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