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Abinader dismisses the Education minister

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President Luis Abinader dismissed Roberto Fulcar from the Ministry of Education on Wednesday night and appointed Ángel Enrique Hernández Castillo in his place.

The change is contained in decree number 414-22. The document establishes the appointment of Fulcar as Minister of State without Office.

Ángel Enrique Hernández Castillo, current rector of the Open University for Adults (UAPA), was born in Jarabacoa, La Vega province, on October 1, 1953. He completed his primary and secondary studies at Elías Piña, from where he moved to Santiago to complete his Degree in Educational Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM).

He then did postgraduate studies in educational planning at Intec. At the University of Grenoble, France, she did her doctorate in Educational Sciences in 1983.

Hernández Castillo served as undersecretary for technical-pedagogical matters of the Ministry of Education during the government of Hipólito Mejía (2000-2004).

In Education, Julio Ramón Cordero Espaillat was also appointed as Deputy Minister of Administrative Management, who was also an official during the management of that portfolio in the government of Hipólito Mejía, as Administrative Undersecretary.

Intrant and Migration

The decree also provides for the dismissal of Rafael Arias Ramírez from his position as director of the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (Intrant), and he becomes an advisor to the Executive Branch on transportation matters.

Hugo Beras-Goico Ramírez was appointed as the new director of Intrant. From last February until this Wednesday, Beras-Goico Ramírez directed the Transportation Cabinet, where he was appointed after serving as Secretary General of the National District Mayor’s Office since April 2020.

Another official who was removed from his post and appointed to another agency was Rafael Enrique García Sánchez, who was serving as General Director of Immigration. The decision of the Executive Branch now appointed him as consul general in Boston (Massachusetts, United States).

In the General Directorate of Migration (DGM) Venancio Alcántara Valdez was appointed, who until last night was working as manager of intergovernmental management of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA).

The new in Inposdom

The Executive Power appointed a new director at the Dominican Postal Institute (Inposdom), which was directed on an interim basis by Katiusca del Carmen Báez, after the dismissal of Adán Peguero in November last year.

Peguero was dismissed after a journalistic investigation pointed to evidence of irregular contracts between Inposdom and the package delivery company, Mia-Cargo.

The new director of Inposdom is Erick Alberto Michael Guzmán Núñez, who until last night was deputy director of the Dominican Port Authority.

The former director of Inposdom was recently ratified as president of the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) in the municipality of Santo Domingo Este.

Change in the Sugar Council

While the head of state appointed César Cedeño as consul general of the Dominican Republic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cedeño at the time of this provision was director of National Assets and also served as executive director of the State Sugar Council (CEA).

In his place, the president appointed Rafael Abrahán Burgos Gómez, who will serve as honorary director of the CEA until its liquidation.

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