Articles of Politics

News »

Full agenda for deputies

diputados 2

The ninth period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly’s Eight Legislature is taking place today in Havana’s International Convention Center. Discussion of the proposed Terrestrial Waters Act; analysis of progress made on the National Economic Plan during the first half of the year; a review of state plans to confront climate change; and approval of the close-out report on the 2016 budget

News »

Charting a course for the future

diputados copmision

After three days of work in commissions, deputies are today discussing updates on the Digitalization of Society Program and the proposed Terrestrial Waters Act, and meeting in geographical groups.

News »

Deputies set sights on the nation

diputados sesion

With the purpose of reviewing and debating issues of great importance to the country’s development, the National Assembly’s (ANPP) 10 standing commissions met July 10-12 in the Havana International Conference Center, prior to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the ANPP, to be held on July 14.

News »

Cuban deputies reaffirm solidarity and support for Venezuela

diuputy venezuela

On the third day of meetings by the National Assembly of People’s Power work commissions, deputies reaffirmed their support and solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, and the Venezuelan people and government, led by Nicolás Maduro as the country faces increasing aggression by radical right wing sectors from in and outside the nation.

News »

Deputies reject Trump’s Cuba policy

diputados

The Cuban Parliament’s International Relations Commission issued a statement this July 11, as deputies meet to discuss the nation’s development in the lead up to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP)

News »

Date set for new U.S. regulations on Cuba to be published

bandera americana

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury will publish new regulations regarding Cuba on September 15, reported the U.S.-Cuba Economic and Trade Council, July 10.

News »

Iran caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s policy

iran

On July 14, 2015, the news emerged from Vienna that following 18 months of negotiations, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States, heading the so-called G5+1 group (the U.S., Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany), had reached a historic agreement which would limit Iran’s nuclear program, while Washington and European countries pledged to lift sanctions imposed on the country.

News »

European brigade members express support for the Cuban Revolution

bloqueo

bloqueoThe 47th European José Martí voluntary work and Cuba solidarity brigade, composed of over 75 individuals from some 10 countries, is brining a message of support for the Cuban Revolution, as participants learn and become more familiar with the island’s people, during their stay in the country.

News »

The responsibility of control and participation in representing the people

parlamento nota

During each session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, deputies debate the realities of the country, the most pressing problems, strategic or urgent measures, and immediate or long-term solutions. In their role as elected representatives of the people, deputies also talk about audits, control, and participation.

News »

Is it possible to meld the best of capitalism and socialism?

socialismo

By José Raúl Concepción WHEN the world had two political poles, a statement that sounded obvious was sometimes made: “Let’s unite the best of capitalism and socialism in a single system.” If both have their defects and virtues, why not just discard what doesn’t work? The idea is attractive, it would be an idyllic society.