Abelardo Colomé Ibarra

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Corps General Abelardo Colomé Ibarra (born 13 September 1939 in Oriente Province, Cuba) is a Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and the Cuban Minister of the Interior. Known as Furry he first laid the foundations of State Security in 1959.

He is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. He bears the title Hero of the Republic of Cuba, and holds the Order of Máximo Gómez in recognition of, in Fidel Castro's own words, "his extraordinary merits in the insurrectional struggle against the tyranny and the imperialist neocolonial domination, the struggle for the consolidation and defense of the socialist state, and the accomplishment of heroic internationalist missions."

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  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Cuba Commanados Bare Death Plot, 28 April 1964
  • El Nuevo Herald; PURGA MASIVA EN LA HABANA SALEN DEL POLITBURO ROCA, VALDES, DEL VALLE Y GARCIA; 8 February 1986.
  • El Pais; Detenidos cinco ex altos cargos cubanos por no combatir el narcotráfico: El ex ministro del Interior, acusado de corrupción; 8 January 1989.
  • The Miami Herald; NEW MINISTER RANKS JUST BEHIND TWO CASTROS; 30 June 1989; Page 10 A.
  • The Washington Post; Castro Fires Top Official For Security;Cuban Drug Scandal Claims Interior Chief, 30 June 1989, Page A25.
  • El Nuevo Herald; Abelardo Colomé Ibarra; 29 September 1999, page 27A
  • Philadelphia Inquirer; Raul Castro has his fans, also, Fidel Castro's brother, filling in as president, can count on a network of loyal military officers; 14 August 2006.
  • La Jornada (Mexico); Abelardo Colomé, líder histórico que al parecer se mantendrá en el poder; 23 February 2008.
  • Frank O. Mora, "Cuba's Ministry of Interior : The Far's Fifth Army".

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ramiro Valdés Menéndez
Minister of the Interior
(1989–present)
Succeeded by
incumbent