July 22, 2018

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New Cuba Constitution, Recognizing Private Property, Approved by Lawmakers (Kirk Semple, July 22, 2018, NY Times)

Cuban lawmakers on Sunday approved a draft of a new Constitution that would seek to modernize the nation by recognizing the right to own private property and opening the door to the possible legalization of same-sex marriage, among other economic, political and social changes.

The document would also encourage foreign investment and strengthen the judicial system, including recognizing the presumption of innocence.

The draft Constitution would significantly reorganize the government. It calls for creating the position of a prime minister, who would share power with the president, and governorships for the nation's provinces.

Posted by at July 22, 2018 9:00 PM

  

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