Debates on Cuban Draft Constitution Is Praised in USA

Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that Cuban residents abroad can give their opinion about the new Draft Constitution is part today of a significant process of rapprochement among all, one of those people stated.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, Andres Gomez, who lives in the US city of Miami, Florida, stressed that the decision of the Cuban government is an important inclusive action, and will strengthen the present and future of the country.

In his opinion, this proposal to have another law of laws is correctly adapted to the situation the Cuban people are living and will live in the immediate future.

It responds very well to the needs and realities of the country, it is clearer and more specific in many matters than the current Constitution, said the national coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, and member of the Alianza Martiana coalition.

Regardless of their geographical location, all Cubans could be part of discussions for the first time to build the country’s Constitution.

According to Ernesto Soberon, director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean island, the call is in tune with the updating of the immigration policy implemented in recent years.

The People’s Power National Assembly approved on July 22 the new Draft Constitution, which is being submitted to a popular consultation from August 13 to November 15.

For Cuban residents abroad, the opportunity to submit proposals on the letter of the constitution will start in the first week of September, once technical conditions are created for their participation.

Soberon explained that the contribution of criteria of people outside Cuba will be materialized through a section on the website Nation and Emigration of the Cuban Foreign Ministry

Through this site, participants will have access to the new Draft Constitution and a form that will allow them to issue proposals for changes or comments, he explained.

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