Raul Castro’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 economy 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
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