Top Cuban officials resign after reshuffle

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The Independent US

Two of Cuba's most prominent officials have resigned from all Communist Party and government posts after they were removed from the Cabinet and criticised by Fidel Castro, according to letters published today in the state press.

The letters carried by the party daily Granma from Vice President Carlos Lage and ousted Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque acknowledged they had committed errors — which were not specified — and promised to continue serving the country.

The two were removed from the Cuba's Cabinet, the Council of Ministers, on Monday. A day later, former President Fidel Castro published a letter alleging they had been seduced by "the honey of power."