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Revolutionary Armed Forces and Interior Ministry prepare for constitutional reform debate

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During 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.

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May every citizen be a constituent

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Participating in the broadest sense of the word, taking on our individual and collective responsibility to the future of Cuba, is the only way to conduct a truly powerful popular consultation regarding the proposed new Constitution of the Republic. This was how the process was described by National Assembly member Yumil Rodríguez Fernández, from the National Assembly commission charged with developing the first draft, during a meeting with the press, held at the Union of Cuban Journalists headquarters.

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Socialism in Cuba is deeply rooted

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Constitutions can also tell the story of a country – a history that takes into account every right won, and the struggles waged to gain them. The letter and spirit of all such texts are a clear reflection of the society they govern, through what is included in their articles and what is not.

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2017 State Budget settlement report

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The state budget touches all Cubans: when we go to school at any level; when we visit the doctor, regardless of the severity of our health problem; when we retire and receive social security benefits; and, of course, when we pay taxes and fees.

Presented here is information from the settlement report approved by deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power Ninth Legislature, during its first period of ordinary sessions as part of the accountability process regarding the use of the people’s resources as established in Law 122.

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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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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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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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A Constitution to serve Cuba

A Nacional Constitucion

The first period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power’s 9th Legislature concluded yesterday, July 22, after addressing a full agenda of important issues, outstanding among which was the approval of a proposal for new Constitution of the Republic. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, were among the 600 legislators

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National Assembly deputies begin study of draft proposal

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Deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power, working in ten standing committees, yesterday July 18, began their individual study of the first draft of the proposed new Constitution, following a presentation outlining fundamental features.

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Excellent relations between Cuba and Russia confirmed

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Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, National Assembly member, a Council of State vice president, and minister of Economy and Planning, received on June 13 Russian Senator Sergei V. Kalashnikov, Coordinator of the Parliamentary Friendship with Cuba Group in his country and first vice president of the Russian Federation Council’s Economic Policy Committee.