Former Cuban guerrilla fighter Orlando Borrego to lead the change of government in Venezuela
He will be in charge of leading the “plan to carry out a total and profound revolution in the administration of public services, the administration of the state, and the revolution within the revolution,” according to Maduro.
The profound renovation of Venezuela’s government announced by Nicolas Maduro will be led by Orlando Borrego, a Cuban economist and adviser to the Chavista regime. This is according to the country’s president who indicated that beginning on July 15, a series of plans will go into motion to make a “revolution within the revolution” with the purpose of “improving socialist efficiency” in public administration.
Borrego, who is a trained economist, is a writer born in Holguin who became a guerrilla fighter under orders of Ernesto Guevara in the 26th of July Movement. During the first years of the Castro regime, he remained one of the leaders of the Military Economic Committee as a judge during the revolutionary trials and held various other posts, including vice-minister of the Ministry of Industry until 1964. He then worked primarily as an adviser: the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers (1973 – 1980); the “Che Guevara” chair of the University of Havana, and of Cuba’s Ministry of Transportation.
As a writer he published: The development of the sugar industry in Cuba (1965), The science of management, antecedents and current focus (1987), Che and socialism (1989), Che of the 21st century (1997), and Che: the road of fire (2001).
The Cuban chosen by Maduro holds a doctorate in Economic Science from the Institute of Economic Mathematics of the Soviet Union Academy of Sciences (1980).
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