Forty-three years after the first, Cuba once again proclaims a socialist Constitution, born of a collective effort, protecting all the social justice won and disposed to struggle for more.

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Precisely today, 150 years since the first revolutionary Constitution was agreed upon in Guáimaro, completed is the process of reform conducted under the direction of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first Party secretary, putting us on a higher institutional level.

Cuba has given itself a text that, in today’s context, outlines a better country, and this historical event that has been the Constitutional Reform was closed with the presentation yesterday of El libro de las Constituciones, a work that holds in its first two volumes Cuba’s constitutional history from 1812 through 2002.

During the activity, held in the Capitolio’s Baraguá Room, with the presence of Political Bureau Esteban members Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People's Power, Salvador Valdés Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Teresa Amarelle Boué, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women, highlighted was the unparalleled value of these volumes, written and compiled by Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas and Reinaldo Suárez Suárez.

Homero Acosta Álvarez, Council of State secretary, emphasized the symbolism of the presentation, a few hours before the proclamation of the new Magna Carta "the fruit of the constituent work of the people, which was approved in a referendum by majority vote, and maintains the socialist direction of the Revolution and the intangibility and irrevocability of our system, today and in the future of the nation."

Referring to the book, he added, "A work like this did not exist in our country," a historical book that "synthesizes the ideals for which we are here: greater social justice, greater democracy, human beings at the center, a justice increasingly inclusive, and a more participatory socialism.”The book includes facsimiles of the originals, which Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas noted as a major merit, "making available to all the evolution of the Cuban constitutional process."The third volume, he explained, will be dedicated to the new Magna Carta, to its symbolic proclamation and to the transcendental process of drafting and approval that preceded it.


Beginning at 11:00am today, Cubavision, Cubavisión Internacional, Canal Caribe, Radio Rebelde and Radio Havana Cuba will broadcast the Second Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power Ninth Legislature, in which the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba will be proclaimed.