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Julio Casas Regueiro
Born February 16, 1936 (1936-02-16) (age 74)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Corps General Julio Casas Regueiro (born February 16, 1936 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) is a Cuban politician. He is a Vice-President of the Council of State and is the Minister of Defense.

Previously, Regueiro was the Deputy Minister of MINFAR in charge of Economic Activity and was in charge of Cuba's holding company, GAE SA, which is the holding company for the commercial activities belonging to MINFAR, the Cuban Armed Forces Ministry. It manages much of Cuba's lucrative tourist industry (such as the company Gaviota) along with agriculture, import-export businesses, retail stores and other enterprises.

On February 24, 2008, he was named as one of Cuba's Vice-Presidents[1] and as Minister of Defense, succeeding long-time Defense Minister Raul Castro, who was elected as President of Cuba on the same day.[1][2] On this occasion, Castro said: "I have always had criticism for generals in our armed forces, but in 50 years I don't recall having ever criticized General Julio Casas Regueiro".[2]


  1. ^ a b Anita Snow, "Raul Castro Becomes Cuba's Leader", Associated Press, February 24, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Raul Castro named Cuba's new president", AFP, February 24, 2008.

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Preceded by
Raúl Castro
Defence Minister of Cuba Succeeded by


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