José Ramón Machado Ventura

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José Ramón Machado Ventura
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
Assumed office
19 April 2011
LeaderRaúl Castro
Preceded byRaúl Castro
2nd First Vice President of Cuba
In office
24 February 2008 – 24 February 2013
PresidentRaúl Castro
Preceded byRaúl Castro
Succeeded byMiguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez
Personal details
Born (1930-10-26) 26 October 1930 (age 90)
San Antonio de las Vueltas, Cuba
Political partyCommunist Party of Cuba
ProfessionPhysician

José Ramón Machado Ventura, M.D. (born 26 October 1930) is a Cuban revolutionary and politician who was the First Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba from 2008 to 2013. Raúl Castro was elected as the President of Cuba on 24 February 2008. Machado was elected to succeed him as First Vice President.[1] He has been Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba since 2011.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Factbox: Facts about Cuba's new No.2, Machado Ventura". Reuters. 24 February 2008. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2014.