A new dawn for Cuba? The draft constitution explained
[Al Jazeera] Since August, Cubans have been gathering in thousands of government-organised meetings taking place across the island.

They came together in hospitals, schools and parks to discuss a new draft constitution, which, if passed, would mark the most significant political change in Cuba for more than four decades.

Proposals include opening the door for same-sex marriage, recognising private ownership and scrapping the goal of building a communist society, but rights groups and analysts say the new legislation is more of a nod to a changing world, than an upending of the status quo on the Caribbean island.

The public consultation period came to an end on Thursday, and the work of National Assembly to sift through the comments and suggestions now begins.
Posted by: Fred 2018-11-18