Cuba approves new leader’s Cabinet with old faces in place

  • Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, from left, Secretary, Council of State Homero Acosta Alvarez and First Vice President, Council of State Salvador Valdes Mesa, attend a National Assembly session in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Cuban lawmakers approved the Cabinet named by Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro’s government in place. (Abel Padron/Agencia Cubana de Noticias via AP)

HAVANA — Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro’s government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform.

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