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Semantic change in Cuba

The draft constitutional reform introduces Liberalizations, but fundamental rights are lacking

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Semantic change in Cuba

The draft constitutional reform approached this weekend by Cuban Parliament, with constituent powers, closes path to desirable representative democracy, but incorporates semantic, economic and social readjustments susceptible to a Broader legislative development, including recognition of private property, figure of prime Minister and definition of marriage as union between two persons, irrespective of ir sexual orientation. Welcome such liberalizations, but fundamentals are missing. The Communist Party will continue to be "superior force of society", and neir Constitution itself can impose guidelines on it, but, just as previous one urged construction of socialism and advancement towards a communist society, preliminary draft Eliminate that goal. To be engaged in Utopia was dilapidated.

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Foreign investment also appears now as a good to preserve, and is installed in blueprint because it is essential in a country without savings and with an underdeveloped and dependent economy. Such recognition should lead to adoption of a less-invasive regulatory framework than current one, a real brake on investor recruitment.

The text to be submitted to a referendum will not give spaces to fundamental rights such as freedoms of press, syndication and political association, whose imperative need is not at all compensated by achievements such as gratuitousness of health and education, so Praised in Cuba and certainly leading in a Latin America punished by social unprotected. The inclusion of all in matters that all compete will continue to be an unwaivable demand, great subject pending in Cuba. The convening of a constituent Assembly would have been ideal time to give voice, at once, to all sectors capable of representing eleven million Cubans.

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