Cuba: The people as a constituent body

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Granma | November 09, 2018

All proposals, without exception, are to be evaluated by the National Assembly commission. Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant

CIEGO DE ÁVILA.–Discussions of the proposed new Constitution of the Republic continue – contextualized, with abundant collective intelligence, and no unanswered questions.

All proposals, without exception, are to be evaluated by the National Assembly commission, and a new updated proposal will return to this body, where it will be discussed once again and approved, to then be submitted to a popular referendum in which every citizen can cast a direct, secret ballot vote.Read More »

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Cuba’s future Constitution is a collective work

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Granma | October 24, 2018

Photo: Miguel Febles Hernández

The first discussion about the proposal is if we are considering a new Constitution or a partial reform of the 1976 text, and furthermore, if the current one can be revoked. Those who take the latter position do not agree that, according to the reform clause, just as it was amended in 2002, a total reform is not possible, and that this would only be viable if the revolutionary Cuban political and social system were altered, which would lead to a collision.Read More »

Cuba is not alone: Nations of the world highlight the absurdity of the U.S. blockade against Cuba in the UN

Granma | October 31, 2018

Once again, the UN General Assembly debated the draft resolution presented by Cuba calling for an end to the U.S. blockade. Despite U.S. attempts to sabotage the annual debate and pressure other nations to vote against Cuba – through the submission of eight ridiculous amendments to the text – this October 31 saw a wealth of nations express their support for Cuba and condemn this criminal, genocidal policy.Read More »

Thank you, to the Cuban people, for never surrendering

Granma publishes a 1994 statement by Fidel, on the occasion of yesterday’s overwhelming UN vote demanding an end to the blockade, 189 in favor and two against

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Granma| November 02, 2018

Photo: Yaimí Ravelo

Yesterday, for the consecutive 27th time, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly supported Cuba’s resolution demanding an end to the U.S. blockade, 189 in favor, with two against, no abstentions. Granma publishes a 1994 statement by Fidel on the occasion: Read More »

Socialism or death, onward to victory, says Díaz-Canel, president of Cuba

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Countercurrents.org | October 22, 2018

Díaz-Canel, the president of Cuba, has reaffirmed the firm commitment: We will not give up; we will not betray; and we will never surrender.

President Miguel M Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was delivering a speech in early-October, 2018 during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of Cuba’s independence struggle in La Demajagua.Read More »