January 23, 2017

Morales' New Cabinet

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Source: ABI, Jose Lirauze
Source: ABI, Jose Lirauze
Evo Morales has once again renewed his government and made changes to his cabinet. He created the Ministry of Energy, while he abolished the Ministries of Autonomies and of Transparency. It is worth mentioning that Juan R. Quintana (Ministry of the Presidency), David Choquehuanca (Ministry of Exterior) and Marianela Paco (Ministry of Communications), two (Quintana and Choquehuanca) of the most experienced Ministers have left the government. Quintana was very unpopular with the MAS organizations and Choquehuanca was well respected. Both are sure to get posts in the diplomatic core.

The following list is the new Cabinet.
  1. Fernando Huanacuni Mamani- Canciller de Bolivia (Minister of Exterior)
  2. René Martínez Callahuanca- Ministro de la Presidencia (Ministry of the Presidency)
  3. Carlos Romero - Ministro de Gobierno (Ministry of Government) (ratified)
  4. Reymi Ferreira - Ministro de Defensa (Ministry of Defense) (ratified)
  5. Mariana Prado Noya - Ministra de Planificación del Desarrollo (Ministry of Planning and Development)
  6. Luis Alberto Arce Catacora - Ministro de Economía y Finanzas Públicas (Ministry of Economy and Public Finances) (ratified)
  7. Luis Alberto Sánchez Fernández - Ministro de Hidrocarburos (Ministry of Hydrocarbons) (ratified)
  8. Eugenio Rojas - Ministro de Desarrollo Plural Productivo (Ministry of Plural Productive Development)
  9. Milton Claros Hinojosa - Ministro de Obras Públicas y Servicios y Vivienda (Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing) (ratified)
  10. Félix Cesar Navarro - Ministro de Minería y Metalurgia (Ministry of Mining (ratified)
  11. Héctor Arce Zaconeta - Ministro de Justicia (Ministry of Justice)
  12. Hector Hinojosa Rodríguez - Ministro de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social (Ministry of Work, Employment and Social Security)
  13. Ariana Campero Nava - Ministra de Salud (Ministry of Health) (ratified)
  14. Carlos Ortuño Yañez - Ministro de Medioambiente y Agua (Ministry of Environment and Water)
  15. Roberto Iván Aguilar Gómez - Ministro Educación (Ministry of Education) (ratified)
  16. César Cocarico Yana - Ministro de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras (Ministry of Rural Development and Lands) (ratified)
  17. Vilma Alanoca - Ministra de Cultura y Turismo (Ministry of Culture and Tourism)
  18. Gísela López - Ministra de Comunicación (Ministry of Communication)
  19. Tito Rolando Montaño - Ministro de Deportes (Ministry of Sports (ratified)
  20. Rafael Alarcón – Ministro de Energías (Ministry of Energy)

Source: El Deber (N stands for New and R for Ratified) If you hover on the letters you will get a brief statement about the person in Spanish.

Sources:
http://www.eldeber.com.bo/bolivia/Quien-es-quien-en-el-nuevo-gabinete-de-Evo-Morales-20170123-0030.html
http://www.erbol.com.bo/noticia/politica/23012017/evo_estrena_gabinete_con_9_nuevos_ministros
http://comunicacion.gob.bo/?q=20170123%2F23083