Marino Murillo

Marino Murillo

Marino Alberto Murillo Jorge (19 February 1961) is a Cuban politician, economist and former military officer. He received national media attention in 2009 on his appointment as Minister of Planning and Economy following the government shake-up announced by Raúl Castro on 2 March 2009. Murillo retained this post until 25 March 2011 when he became Chairman of the Economic Policy Commission of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.

As Minister of Economy and Planning, his role is to spearhead economic reforms initiated by Raúl Castro. Murillo's intention is to rid the Cuban economy of its paternalistic features by updating the economic system. Murillo dislikes the idea of Cuba copying the economic reforms of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China, and is against creating market economy in Cuba, claiming that the newly established private markets will benefit socialism rather than capitalism.

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