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Revolutionary Armed Forces and Interior Ministry prepare for constitutional reform debate

Constitución-CubaDuring a press conference yesterday, at the historic Belen Jesuit College, where Fidel studied, now the Technical-Military Academy, representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and the Ministry of the Interior (Minint) announced that discussion of the proposed new Constitution will begin August 13 in these institutions, as it will around the country.

A broad program of training has taken place within the FAR, with commissions and work groups ensuring the transmission of information, according to

Colonel Luis Mario Rodríguez, member of the FAR organizing committee.

Minint, for its part, has a internal and public information plan being implemented, and is working with the Party, the Young Communists League, trade unions, and other organizations to mobilize personnel to participate, reported Colonel Armando Abreu Pis.

Videoconferences; training for consultation facilitators; timelines for meetings; gathering materials, and study of Council of State Secretary Homero Acosta’s presentation to the National Assembly of People’s Power are among the tasks underway within these institutions.

Minint Coronel Mario Méndez, head of the Identification, Immigration, and Foreign Residents Department, noted that this entity is responsible for updating voter registries, and is reinforcing staff in offices charged with this task.


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