February 08, 2009

Morales' New Cabinet

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Evo Morales has redesigned the Executive branch and has created 20 ministries.

Red Erbol reports the new cabinet as follows:

Ministro de La Presidencia - Juan Ramón Quintana (Ministry of the Presidency)
Ministro de Planificación - Noel Aguirre (Planning Ministry)
Ministro de Medio Ambiente- Ernesto Orellana (Environment Ministry)
Ministra de Desarrollo Rural - Julia Ramos (Rural Development Ministry)
Ministro de Obras Públicas – Walter Delgadillo (Ministry of Public Works)
Ministra de Producción Y Microempresa - Susana Rivero (Ministry of Production and Microenterprise)
Ministro de Gobierno - Alfredo Rada (Government Ministry)
Ministro de Defensa - Walker San Miguel (Defense Ministry)
Ministra de Justicia - Celima Torrico (Justice Ministry)
Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores - David Choquehuanca (International Relations Ministry)
Ministro de Educación - Roberto Aguilar (Education Ministry)
Ministro de Empleo - Alberto Chipana (Employment Minstry)
Ministro de Salud - Ramiro Tapia (Health Ministry)
Ministro de Defensa del Estado- Héctor Arce (Defense of the State Ministry)
Ministro de Autonomías - Carlos Romero (Ministry of Autonomy)
Ministro de Culturas - Pablo Groux (Culture(s) Minstry)
Ministra de Transparencia - Nardy Suxo (Ministry of Transparency)
Ministro de Economía y Finanzas - Luís Arce Catacora (Finance and Economy Ministry)
Ministro de Hidrocarburos – Oscar Coca (Hydrocarbons Ministry)
Ministro de Minería – Luis Alberto Echazú (Ministry of Mining)

Of the 20 names above, David Choquehuanca, Luis Alberto Echazú, Roberto Aguilar, Juan Ramón Quintana, Susana Rivero, Alfredo Rada, Walker San Miguel, Celima Torrico, Ramiro Tapia, and Héctor Arce have been ratified in their posts.

2 comments:

Grotesque Stone Idols said...

"Ministro de Culturas - Pablo Groux (Culture Minstry)"

It interests me that this is Ministry of "Cultures" not Culture (singular). Seems quite a deliberate choice and I am very curious to see if the pluralization makes the post and ministry different than the usual. Any ideas?

mabb said...

Good eye, thanks. I am curious too. Time will tell.