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October 9th 2013
Published: October 9th 2013
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The government of Cuba is that cuba is a communist state headed by General Raul Castro. The first Communist Party Congress(CPC) since 1997 was held in April 2011, where Raul Castro named the first secretary of the communist party. Also, the congress were two 5-year term limits for top party and government positions. Cuban government seeks to control most aspects of cuban life through the communist party and its affiliated mass organizations, the government bureaucracy, and the state security apparatus. The Ministry of Interior is the principal organ of state security and control.

Some laws are Human Rights Cuba is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR) and sits on the UN human right council. Cuba places severe restrictions on many of the rights described in the UDHR and continues to engage in harassment, surveillance, arbitrary detention, and imprisonment of peaceful human rights activists and political opponents. Most of the releases were conditioned on the immediate departure of the prisoners for third countries, although a few have been allowed to remain in Cuba. The law subordinates freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly to the aim of building a “socialist society.” Criticism of national leaders can lead to imprisonment. Civil society groups have reported dozens of cases in which state security and police prevented or broke up meetings using house arrests, short-term detentions, and checkpoints around planned meeting site. This law is most commonly employed in the capital, where thousands of people reside illegally and at least dozens are returned to the provinces on a weekly basis.



http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/cuba/government

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