New Vice President of the Council of Ministers appointed in Cuba

Havana - The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, taking into account the proposal of its President Miguel Diaz-Canel agreed to promote Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca to vice president of the Council of Ministers, the daily Granma reported this Wednesday.

Tapia, with a bachelor's degree in Economics, served since 2008 as First Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Cuban Communist Party in Ciego de Avila province, and from September 2012 occupied the same position in Camagüey.

Likewise, it was agreed to relieve Ulises Rosales del Toro, of proven leadership capacity, from the post of vice president of the Council of Ministers with the purpose of devoting himself to the enhancement of the plant-based protein program designed by the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, an activity that he manages due to the results obtained and the potential of the project.

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Cuba's artistic and literary movement rejects Vargas Llosa's lies

The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba  (UNEAC) issued a statement on Tuesday rejecting recent remarks by Peruvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa, in which he blamed social outbreaks in the continent on Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and promoted an internal uprising in Cuba.

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For creative exchange

One of the actions, in correspondence with this objective, is aimed at exchanging ideas on the current perspectives of contemporary Cuban animation, which takes place at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, from 9 to December 13th.

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Abel Prieto appointed president of Casa de las Américas

Havana - Cuban intellectual Abel Prieto was appointed president of Casa de las Américas, the center's website La Ventana reported today.

Prieto, former minister of Culture and currently serving as director of the Marti Program Office and president of the José Martí Cultural Society, was nominated for the post by Alpidio Alonso, current Culture Minister.

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