Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla (born 22 January 1958) is a Cuban diplomat and politician. He is a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba, and has served as Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2009.

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
Assumed office
2 March 2009
Preceded byFelipe Pérez Roque
Personal details
Born
Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla

(1958-01-22) 22 January 1958 (age 62)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyCommunist Party of Cuba
OccupationLawyer

Biography and careerEdit

Rodríguez was born in Mexico City to engineer José María Rodríguez Padilla who held high positions in the Cuban government.[1] Rodríguez Parrilla served as Cuba's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1995 to 2003. He was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs on March 2, 2009, replacing Felipe Pérez Roque, after serving as the Vice-Minister. This was a result of the 2009 shake-up by Raúl Castro.

 
Bruno Rodriguez Parilla

On October 25, 2011, Rodríguez Parrilla addressed the United Nations General Assembly right before the annual non-binding vote calling for the United States to end its embargo against Cuba.[2]

On July 20, 2015, Rodríguez attended the reinauguration of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., making him the first Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit the United States on a diplomatic mission since 1958.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Miami Herald, Cuban Economy: Purge Aims to Halt Cuba's Economic Free Fall, Sunday March 8, 2009, Page 1A.
  • St. Petersburg Times, Raul Castro names his team, March 3, 2009.
  • Houston Chronicle, Raul Castro shakes up his Cabinet Some Cuban leaders loyal to Fidel are ousted, March 3, 2009.
  • Cubavision TV, Havana, Cuban state council announces cabinet reshuffle, March 2, 2009
  • The Miami Herald, Cuba: New Foreign Minister Expected to Set New Tone, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Page 6A
  1. ^ "Los juniors están en la antesala del poder en Cuba" (in Spanish). Excelsior. 5 August 2013.
  2. ^ Article Archived 2012-09-11 at the Wayback Machine on Granma
  3. ^ Article on Yahoo! News

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando Remìrez de Estenoz-Barciela
Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
Orlando Requeijo Gual
Preceded by
Felipe Pérez Roque
Foreign Minister of Cuba
2009 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent