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LABIOFAM Entrepreneurial Group is developing the fragrances - called "Ernesto" and "Hugo." The company announced its plans at a congress held in Havana from Sept. 22 to Sept. 26.
On Friday, the executive committee of Cuba's Council of Ministers said neither of the families of the dead revolutionaries had authorized use of their names.
According to Granma, the committee statement said "the details of this irresponsible action were analyzed in depth" with the director of Labiofam and other officials who presented the product.
It was clarified that it is not true that the families of "Che" and Chavez had approved such a use of their names, as one of the officials told the AP, the American news agency.
For this mistake, the appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken.
Initiatives of this nature will never be accepted by our people and by the revolutionary government.
Symbols yesterday, today and always, are sacred.The director of LABIOFAM is José Antonio Fraga Castro, nephew of Fidel and Raul Castro.