Cuba has begun its walk towards a new era, modifying its constitution by recognising private ownership of property, the creation of a free market, etc.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Cuba. Cuba is not a functioning democracy. There is a one-party system, in which the party controls all government and most civil institutions. There is a full ban on all political opposition or protest. Also see our articles on the Castro brothers and democracy in the Caribbean.
Cuban dissident freed from jail on Wednesday after a 12 days arrest for murder following a car crash that injured communist-run Island’s interior minister.
The most surprising move in this is that citizens have been invited to discuss the new Constitution. It seems there is opening to transform Cuba into a Socialist republic. Let’s hope these debates will be rigorous.
Cuba talks on one-party rule, socialism, inequality, gay rights, private property and bringing the country’s government towards a Cold War-era constitution.
Some hoped he might move quickly to breathe new life into reforms aimed at modernizing one of the world’s last communist-run countries
Cuba’s new constitution keeps the Communist Party as the sole political force in the country
The current constitution was adopted four decades ago at a time when Cuba was a pillar of the Soviet Bloc
Here’s a look at Mr. Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist country
Cuba’s legislature began the process of electing the country’s first president outside the Castro family
Cuban President Raul Castro prepares to step down next month, ending his family’s six-decade grip on power