President Raul Castro has appointed Abel Izquierdo Rodriguez as Cuba’s new economy and planning minister, replacing Marino Murillo, whom Castro put in charge of supervising the implementation of the country’s economic reforms, The Associated Press reports.

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      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.