Thursday, July 26, 2007

Carlos' titles

Rui Ferreira digs out of the Cuban press the fact that Carlos Valenciaga, the chief of staff in Fidel Castro’s personal office, who read the announcement on Cuban television last July that Castro was ill and delegating some of his executive powers, is no longer described as working in that capacity. He still carries two not-shabby titles – he’s a member of the Council of State and Communist Party Central Committee. But if they are no longer mentioning his chief of staff title, it seems to mean that he is not running Raul Castro’s office, and maybe it means, Rui wonders, that Fidel Castro’s equipo no longer exists as such.

4 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

Castro's equipo del comandante en jefe (or grupo del comandante en jefe, as it's also known) is still working full blast, under a different tactical designation, though.
They are close-by, managing the propaganda side of his "retirement".

Charlie Bravo said...
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leftside said...

Or maybe Valenciaga's day job was simply not added to the other distinctions mentioned in these reports? Without knowing a thing, I would bet he is still working in the executive office.

Anonymous said...

Not a chance. He's sick and senil.