HAVANA (AP) - State media says President Raul Castro has named a close confidante as Cuba's new defense minister. An announcement read on Tuesday's nightly newscast said Leopoldo Cintra Frias, who joined Castro and his brother's rebel movement in his early teens and has been a soldier ever since, w


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