support babalú

Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying






recommended reading

babalú features

recent comments

  • asombra: Remember the phrase attributed to Don Quijote, addressed to his faithful factotum: “Si los perros ladran, Sancho, es...

  • asombra: You know, Obama has every right to be snotty and contemptuous: he’s put over so much BS on so many people that he SHOULD...

  • asombra: Every time I see Fidel or his (half) brother in military costume, I feel a mix of contempt and nausea–not just at them,...

  • asombra: Hillary, btw, was effusively friendly to the late Vilma Espín at some women’s conference they both attended while Clinto...

  • asombra: Still, that mullet on Prieto is something else, no? Sheesh.

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics

elsewhere on the net


Reports from Cuba: Towards a new constitution

By Rosa Maria Rodriguez in Translating Cuba:

Toward a New Constitution
A group of Cubans in Cuba and its diaspora agreed to promote a roadmap for a constitutional consensus. Organizations and public figures from different generations, all ideologies, religious creeds and interests, we believe it’s good that, first, we agree on what kind of constitution we want that is established and take it as a reference for the new constitution, according to our time and reality.

The management group of this project is made up of Rogelio Travieso Pérez, Rafael León Rodríguez, Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Fernando Palacio Mogar, Eroisis González Suárez, Veizant Voloi González, Wilfredo Vallín Almeida and Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado.

We want to end the vicious and corrupt circle of the elite which, for decades, has set the course of our country without taking into consideration the opinions of its citizens. The constitutional road map has also been created to bring down the perverse myth born with the ruling political model, in which Cuba is only a part of its children: that extends a hand to take money from emigrants and with the other hand pushed them away and separates them from the environment to which, by right, they belong.

Therefore, we are working together to seek a consensus and constitutional and legal order emanating from the citizens, their diversity, their place of residence and their plurality.

Thousands of Cuban have signed the call for a constituent assembly in Cuba and we continue to call on all our compatriots, wherever they may be or reside, to join this effort, to arm ourselves with a new civilized shield of coexistence. In this course, we invite Cubans to offer their ideas on how to finally manage a Cuba for all within the law.

To promote this effort, compatriots abroad created the site, where there is an update on this project.

We drafted a methodology in which we encourage Cubans interested in participating are invited to submit papers in which they argue, in about ten points, the reasons why they defend this or that constitutional proposal as a point of departure toward changing the law of laws as we embark on the democratization of our nation.

In May 2014, Cubans inside and outside of Cuba will begin to hold meetings in which we will discuss ideas about the process of promoting consensus. Right now, we are waking to create initiative discussion groups on the island and this design is just the beginning of a long road to justice, equity and the rule of law for all Cubans.

1 comment to Reports from Cuba: Towards a new constitution


    Until they rise up and free themselves from their jailers all this talk of a "constitution" is absolutely worthless...