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.