Fidel Castro approves Cabinet shuffle

HAVANA, March 4 (UPI) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said that he approved of his brother's decision to reshuffle his Cabinet, calling two former members "unworthy."

Cuba: Castro shuffles his Cabinet

HAVANA, March 2 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro Monday reshuffled his presidential Cabinet, removing two of his most prominent ministers.
Castro tells Cubans he's stepping down

Castro tells Cubans he's stepping down

HAVANA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Fidel Castro, saying it would be a "betrayal of my conscience" to continue to rule, announced he is stepping down after nearly 50 years as Cuba's leader.

Bolivia's Morales visits Castro

HAVANA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales made a one-day stop in Havana to visit ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Cuban officials deny country is unstable

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Cuban government officials are denying the country is unstable with leader Fidel Castro hospitalized and his condition a state secret.

Cuba makes socialism 'irrevocable'

HAVANA, June 27 (UPI) -- Cuba's Parliament voted unanimously to declare socialism an "irrevocable" part of the country's political system. In a three-day session in Havana's Convention Center, the National Assembly voted late Wednesday to establish that Cuba would "never return t

Carlos Lage Dávila (born October 15, 1951) is a Cuban politician. Until 2009, he was a Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Executive Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Cuba. Lage was described as Cuba's de facto prime minister.

Lage trained as a pediatrician before entering the Cuban government. In the early 1990s Lage became an adviser to Fidel Castro, gaining a reputation as Cuba's "primary economic fixer". Lage is currently responsible for coordinating energy, trade and currency issues. Lage is also credited with Cuba's national Energy Revolution program and the collaboration with other countries in this area. In the early 1990s, during the economic era known in Cuba as the Special Period he initiated a series of economic reforms that allowed for limited land holdings and small business initiatives. More recently, Lage negotiated a guaranteed supply of subsidized oil from Venezuela, in exchange for medicines and up to 2,000 Cuban doctors and health professionals to live in Venezuela for a time and treat that country's poor. The scheme incorporates the Venezuelan Mission Barrio Adentro welfare program.

He is also known as an academic expert on U.S. history and politics. Thus he is also an advisor to the president of Cuba (until recently Fidel Castro) on this topic. An avid reader in political theory, he is known to be an expert in comparative politics and democratic studies and he is a strong advocate of the Cuban political system. Internationally he is known for having conversations with European leaders.

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