Constitutional Background

Cuba has only one party, the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) under its first secretary Fidel Castro.

History and News

  • 22 April 1997: With Decree 217, Havana's "Palestinos", i.e., the newcomers from the countryside, are forced to register their residence in the capital on risk of deportation. Everyone without official status, i.e., job or permanent Havana address, has to return to his place of origin.
  • 15 Oct 1995: US issue visa for Fidel Castro speaking before the UN in New York; he also speaks on a tv talk show.
  • 6 Oct 1995: President Clinton's US government allows new extent of media coverage and communication with Cuba. US media corporations may establish branch offices and export communication equipment. Cuba exiles may return to Cuba once a year.
  • Oct 1995: US Helms-Burton bill fails with its most important part about US suits of exiles against past expropriation in Cuba.
  • 28 June 1995, Havanna: Fidel Castro receives exiled Cuban politician from Miami, Gutierrez Menoyo.
  • 2 Dec 1976: Fidel Castro becomes President.
  • 24 Feb 1976: New Constitution is adopted and the office of Prime Minister abolished.
  • 1965: Large scale expropriations.
  • 1962: United States failed to invade Cuba and put up an embargo on trade.
  • Feb 1959: Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister.

For methodology see: Comparing Constitutions and International Constitutional Law.
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