Lussón Ousted from Cuban Council of Ministers / 14ymedio, EFE

14ymedio biggerEFE/14ymedio, 31 March 2016 — General of the Armed Forces of Cuba (FAR) Antonio Enrique Lussón, 86, has been dismissed as a vice president of the Council of Ministers, according to a note published in the Official Gazette on Thursday.

The note, dated February 23, indicates that the Council of State of Cuba, the highest authority of the executive, agreed to “release” Lussón from the position he had held since 2010, and “that he will that will be assigned other duties.”

Born in 1930, Lussón is a founding member of the Communist Party of Cuba, a member of the Central Committee of the Party and holds the honorary title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba; besides being a major general of the FAR.

He was a member of the 26th of July Movement and a fighter in the Rebel Army, and since the Revolution of 1959 he has held several official positions.