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How do elections work in Cuba ?

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Partial elections + elections of delegates to Provincial Assemblies + elections of deputies to National Assembly = General elections

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THE Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years.
Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society.

LEGAL PROVISIONS:

The Cuban electoral system is governed by the Constitution; Law No. 72 from October 29, 1992; the 2007 Electoral Law and Decree Law No. 248, on the voter registry.

Two types of elections exist, partial and general.

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Discovering Cuba (I): Camaguey

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Camaguey it is the province with the largest area in Cuba.

Before the current political-administrative division it included the territories of the provinces of Ciego de Avila, part of Sancti Spiritus and Las Tunas.

Also called the “City of the Tinajones” because of the proliferation of these huge clay pots, Camaguey (named after 1903) has a unique urban pattern formed by narrow and tortuous streets that invariably flow into big and small squares and preserved buildings of outstanding historical-cultural and architectural values.

Blessed with beautiful beaches and keys is undoubtedly one of the most attractive tourist sites for those who want to visit the city.

Learn more about this place HERE

Cuba Rejects Luis Almagro’s ‘Interventionist’ Remarks – Via TeleSurEnglish

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Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra has denounced statements made by Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Luis Almagro against the island’s electoral process, arguing he has “no credibility, morality or ethics to judge what the government and the people of Cuba does.”

“We categorically reject the declarations by the Secretary General of the OAS for being interventionist; Cuba will continue on its own path,” Sierra said during a press conference Tuesday.

 

On Saturday, during with a meeting with anti-government Cubans in Miami, Almagro claimed “we cannot accept a non-democratic succession in Cuba,” insisting the international community should not accept “dictators” in the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

“Today at the @cubanmuseum in Miami I participated in an event about the future of Cuba with @CubaDecide. Democracy for Cubans is being able to decide their future. We can not accept a non-democratic transition in Cuba.”

This March, the Cuban people will elect over 600 new members of the National Assembly, which chooses the island’s president. According to Sierra, Almagro is “supporting the campaigns and action of the counter-revolution and its allies” with his comments.

In his statement, Sierra also pointed to Almagro’s complicit silence after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly expressed his support for a military coup in Venezuela on the eve of his Latin America tour.

However, Almagro’s silence is due to his support for regime change in Venezuela. During the same Miami meeting, Almagro referred to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as a “dictator” and argued that to confront Maduro “first, we must confront the Cuban regime.” He also said Cubans living inside and outside of the island are “responsible for stopping the regime.”

In an interview with CNN Español, Almagro attacked the Venezuelan presidential elections scheduled for this April, saying “we already know, not because we are seers, that Maduro is going to win.”

Sierra concluded his rebuke assuring that “no one will be able to crush Cuba, even if the submissive and subservient, like the OAS Secretary General, dream with it.”

 

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WA needs trade with Cuba – Via Spokesman

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In December 2017, my wife and I led a trip to Cuba to study the Cuban health care system, musical and culinary cultures.

As I was boarding the plane to return, I began a conversation with the gentleman behind me. He told me he was there monthly as he was mission head of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the island. I asked him about the decades-long Cuban embargo, which at that point the Obama administration was loosening but still greatly impacted American exports to Cuba. I asked him how that might impact Washington state. He replied:

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10 signs that the US prepares military intervention in Venezuela – Via Islamia Cuba

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The fact that the US relive their failed policies in Latin America and in particular against Venezuela, only result in being more aggressive. In recent weeks, the promotion of its hegemonic ambitions concealed by “universal principles” [1] has taken a worrying course.

However, the US arsenal has missiles of all powers but is short of political arguments. [2]

The Venezuelan Government rejected this Sunday, February 11, the statements of the US Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Francisco Palmieri, who confirmed the intention of his country to intervene in the internal affairs of this nation.

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The Blue Tank : Cuba’s largest flooded cavern

A natural site located in the municipality of Gibara, in the north of the province of Holguin, which takes its name from a cave with a collapsed roof similar to a large natural pool that allows access to the largest flooded cavern discovered in Cuba.

Its main tourist attraction is the access to the cave itself, by a sinkhole of 30 meters long by 15 wide x 7 deep, with transparent waters and bluish reflection that gives rise to its name.

It has four kilometers of explored galleries, which enjoy acceptance for cave diving, allowing the passage through various speleothems, stalactites, stalagmites, columns and mantles.

The Blue Tank is within the ecological reserve “Caletones” one of the most important in the country, crossed by one of the most important migratory bird corridors in Cuba, with a record of 86 migratory species, nine endemic species, 11 endemic subspecies and 34 resident varieties.

Slavery in modern times: human trafficking is the third most lucrative crime in the world, after drug and arms trafficking

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Original Post – From dreams to slavery Via Granma Cuba

Promises of a better life and good pay were so tempting that she didn’t see the trap. All her hopes suddenly came crashing down when she found herself in a web of prostitution, alone, in a strange country and completely defenseless. She had fallen into a network of which she had only vague references.

Experts define human trafficking as a crime in which victims are exploited through forced labor or services, slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. However, one of the most common forms of human trafficking is sexual exploitation, with countless women forced to prostitute themselves for fear of their lives or that of their family members. 

Cuba’s 2015 report on combating human trafficking and related crimes outlines the forms of deception and manipulation used to entrap victims.

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Cuba: effects of climate change for 2020

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Original Post in Auca

Cuban scientists prepare a new report with updated data on the inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, in view of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for 2020. This was announced at a press conference by Eduardo Planos, one of the leaders of this project. These results, compiled in the Third National Communication, will be presented to the UNFCCC by the end of the decade. These are Cuba’s commitments to face this global phenomenon. It also includes mitigation and adaptation measures; as well as others associated with education, awareness and technology transfer, he said.
 

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Politicizing the growth of the internet in Cuba

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