Communist Castro regime purges another high-ranking Cuban official
Another high-ranking Cuban communist party official has been unceremoniously purged by the Castro regime. You can now officially add Ricardo Alarcon to the ever-growing list of Cuban officials who at one time were touted by the press and "Cuba Experts" as "successors" to the Castro monarchical dictatorship but are now relegated to obscurity in permanent retirement. In addition, four other Cuban communist party officials fell victim to this latest purge.
Cuba removes Ricardo Alarcon from top Communist body
Cuban leader Raul Castro has removed several senior Communists from the party's powerful Central Committee.
They include former parliament speaker and foreign minister Ricardo Alarcon, a close ally of ex-leader Fidel Castro.
Mr Castro said those leaving had not made any mistakes or committed any crimes. He said the changes marked a normal course of events.
Mr Alarcon, 76, one of Cuba's most visible politicians, had been a member of the committee since 1992.
He stepped down as speaker in February.
Among the four others removed were Jose Miguel Miyar Barruecos, 81, who was secretary of the Council of State for three decades, and Misael Enamorado, 60, the party chief in Santiago de Cuba.
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