Cuba Economic Czar visits Brazil
April 5, 2013
HAVANA TIMES – ??The strongman of the Cuban economy, Marino Murillo,
began Thursday a working visit to Brazil, where he met with Brazilian
Vice President Michel Temer, states the Cuban foreign ministry.
Murillo, who is also one of seven Cuban vice presidents, examined issues
with his hosts such as trade, investment, cooperation and development
aid between the two nations.
Cuba-Brazil business ventures are part of the effort of the government
of Raul Castro to diversify his country's markets.
Currently, Brazil is financing projects in Cuba in sectors such as food,
agriculture and infrastructure, among which are the promotion of
genetically modified crops in the center of the island, and the
mega-port of Mariel Bay, west of the capital.