Missing: Cuba's Economy "Czar"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Both Penultimos Dias and Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez have noted that Castro's economy "czar" Marino Murillo, has not been seen or heard from in quite a long time.

Murillo is the face of Castro's cosmetic "reforms."

There is strong suspicion that he has either defected -- à la Pedro Alvarez, the former head of Castro's foreign trade agency, Alimport, who is now residing in Tampa.

(Murillo's daughter, Glenda, defected to the U.S. in August 2012.)

Or has been purged -- à la Carlos Lage, Castro's previous economy "czar," and Felipe Perez Roque, the former Foreign Minister.

The last we heard regarding Murillo was in early November, when his $36,000 beach vacation at the Hotel Melia in Holguin was exposed.

Oh Marino, where art though?