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A million copies of constitutional reform proposal printed

Constitucion copias tabloide

The print version of the constitutional reform proposal, that has been in circulation since July 31, is the best selling tabloid of this kind ever distributed by the state enterprise Correos de Cuba, which is responsible for circulating the document.

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A new constitution with transformational purpose

Homero Coinsejo Estado

Council of State Secretary Homero Acosta outlined the principal elements of a constitutional reform proposal for National Assembly deputies, during the recently concluded period of ordinary sessions: This proposal is the result of an effort begun by a Work Group led by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, created by the Political Bureau, May 13, 2013, and is based on the relevant Legislative Foundations approved by this body on June 29, 2014.

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The Vigía estate, now the Hemingway Museum

Museo Hemingway

Summer means vacations, relaxation, learning… and adventure. All of this is to be found at the Vigía estate, the Havana residence of U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway, 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature winner. The estate, today the Hemingway Museum, has that mysterious attraction of places where great artists have been able to create, that I discovered in Klin, where Tchaikovsky composed.

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Preparations underway for popular discussion of Constitutional reform

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Concluded yesterday, July 30, in Havana was a two-day national seminar on the Constitutional reform consultation process, which included more than 280 provincial representatives of the Party, the Young Communists League, mass organizations, the Union of Jurists, political leaders of the Ministries of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Interior, as well as the commission charged with Implementation and Development of Policy Guidelines, the National Electoral Commission, the Center for Socio-political Studies, and the Ministry of Foreign Relation

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Living history

Santiago dia martires

At 20-some years of age, life is a dream. The future is to be discovered and goals set. It is not a time to think of death.The departure of a young person is all the more painful, in the face of so much hope cut short. This was the sentiment that moved heroic Santiago that July 31, 1953, when the dictatorship was obliged to concede the streets to the indignant people bearing the bodies of Frank País García and Raúl Pujol.

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A Constitution with all

Asamblea Nacional Constitucion

An updated Constitution that lays the foundation for the prosperous, sustainable future Cubans deserve – and will construct – and that upholds the values and principles that have brought us thus far, motivated deputies to unanimously approve a constitutional reform proposal, after an intense debate, during the first period of ordinary sessions of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, July 21-22, following earlier discussion and study in smaller groups.

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Raúl Castro: No matter how great the challenges, our people will defend their socialist Revolution

Raul discurso

Closing remarks by Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, during the political-cultural act to mark the 65th anniversary of the Assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrions, held this morning in the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba

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Minute to minute: Cuba celebrates National Rebellion Day

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The act is presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Follow our updates on this national celebration here and on our Facebook page. None of those who had the privilege of participating in these actions under the command of Fidel, could imagine that we would still be here today, in a free country.

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Sixty-five years since the assault on the future

Moncada asalto

Yesterday Cubans of several generations began celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons here, honoring martyrs and heroes of the simultaneous revolutionary actions of July 26, 1953.

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The social composition of Moncada insurgents

Fidel Moncada preso

The fact that the Cuban people were politically prepared and full of patriotic fervor in 1953 is made evident in the social composition of the revolutionary movement which the young attorney, Fidel Castro Ruz, was able to pull together in a short period of time following the military coup of March 10, 1952, carried out by Fulgencio Batista, and promptly recognized by the United States government, practically on the eve of general elections scheduled for June 1 that year.