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's Son-in-Law Rises to General

Posted on March 30, 2014

Cubanet, 19 March 2014 –A son-in-law of Cuban leader Raul Castro, in

charge of the military businesses that dominate the on the

island, has risen to general, according to a report today in the south

Florida's El Nuevo Herald.

Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, barely over 50, who for a long

time has been identified Colonel in the Revolutionary Armed Forces

(FAR), was identified as a brigadier general in a January 29th report on

the website Cubadefense, a publication of the FAR, according to the Herald.

Rodríguez directed the Business Administration Group S.A. (GAESA), the

business branch of the FAR–the armed forces controls 80 percent o the

Cuban economy, including hotels, factories, restaurants and airlines–and

he belongs to the Communist Party Central Committee.

Rodríguez López-Callejasis also is in charge of the development project

for some billion dollars of the Port of Mariel to the west of Havana, a

strategic attempt by Cuba to reinsert itself in the global economy with

the help of $800 million in Brazilian financing.

Rodríguez, married to Raul Castro's eldest daughter, Deborah Castro

Espín, is seen by many as one of the most powerful and ambitious men in

all of Cuba.

19 March 2014

Source: Raul Castro's Son-in-Law Rises to General | Translating Cuba –

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