Cuba names Manuel Marrero Cruz to be first PM since 1976

In Cuba, President has appointed Manuel Marrero Cruz as the country’s first prime minister in more than 40 years. Marrero, who has served as tourism minister for 16 years and is an architect by trade, helped boost Cuba’s economy by making tourism one of the engines of growth. The post of prime minister was scrapped in 1976 by the then-revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Cuba: Miguel Díaz-Canel; Capital of Cuba: Havana.
  • Currency of Cuba: Cuban peso.

Source: The BBC

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