Two Cuban ministers were sacked because of a cabinet reshuffle announced by the government Jan. 8. Construction Minister Fidel Figueroa de la Paz was removed “for mistakes made in his job” while Ramiro Valdes was relieved of his position as communications minister, CNN reports. The Cuban government has named Rene Mesa Villafana as the new construction minister and Gen. Medardo Diaz Toledo as the head of the communications ministry.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.