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  Communist party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Communist Party of the United States was considered within the political mainstream during the 1930s and 1940s, but was declared illegal for a time at the advent of the Cold War.
Cuba survived the collapse of the Soviet Union, and with careful market-oriented reforms and strategic alliances, known as the "Special Period," the Communist Party of Cuba remains in power as of 2006.
The doctrine of ruling communist parties was typically that all property would belong to the state as the transition to a communist society (see socialism and state capitalism), and that the state would highly regulate all commerce in the country in the meantime.
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 Communist Party of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first secretary of the Communist Party, Fidel Castro, is concurrently President of the Council of State (President of Cuba) and President of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister of Cuba).
The Cuban party is more deeply committed to the concept of socialism than other ruling parties and has been more reluctant in engaging in market reforms though it has been forced to accept some capitalist measures in its economy due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resultant loss of economic subsidies.
The Communist Party of Cuba has favored supporting communist revolutions abroad and was active in assisting the ELN in Colombia, the FMLN in El Salvador, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and Maurice Bishop's New Jewel Movement in Grenada in the 1980s.
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 Cuba - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Cuba is governed under a constitution adopted in 1976 and modified in 1992 to remove all mention of Marxism-Leninism, and to allow direct parliamentary elections.
It defines the Republic of Cuba as a unitary socialist republic, in which sovereignty rests with the people and is exercised through a variety of linked organs, notably the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The ORI became the United Party of the Socialist Revolution in Cuba in 1963, and the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in October 1965.
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 Elections: Latin American Studies: Collections: SSHL
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico 1990, 2: "At a special plenary of the Central Committee of Cuba's ruling Communist Party (PCC), and an extraordinary session of the National Assembly, both of which were held on February 16, changes were made in key party and government posts" (page 13).
Cuba 1995-96: "The unwieldy party bureaucracy was streamlined in 1990 as part of the process of 'perfecting' the party in the run-up to its congress...The formal proscription on homosexuals and religious believers joining the party was abolished as well" (page 8).
Cuba 1992-93: The "National Assembly elections, in October 1992, will be the first in which deputies are elected by direct, secret ballot, and in which declared opponents of the Communist Party may stand-albeit in an individual capacity, not as representatives of parties or organisations" (page 7).
sshl.ucsd.edu /collections/las/cuba/1990.html   (10905 words)

 About Cuba - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
The Republic of Cuba consists of the island of Cuba (the largest of the Greater Antilles), the Isle of Youth and various adjacent small islands.
The name Cuba is said to be derived from the Taíno word cubanacán, meaning "a central place." It is located in the northern Caribbean at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Cuba is south of the eastern United States, and the Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti, and east of Mexico.
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 Giant March in Havana Condemns Hostile U.S. Actions Against Cuba
This is the plan for Cuba's annexation and the return to the fake republic of the Platt Amendment.
It constitutes a flagrant violation of the human rights of 11 million Cubans, whom it is trying to force to their knees through hunger and disease for the sole "crime" of wishing to be free, independent and not subjected to imperial rule.
Cuba might be erased from the map, but no threat, no senseless madness from Mr.
www.anti-imperialist.org /Cuba_5-16-04.htm   (1641 words)

 Cuba 1983 - Chapter I
The Communist Party of Cuba, the organized Marxist-Leninst vanguard of the working class, is the highest leading force of the society and of the State, which organizes and guides the common efforts to achieve the goals of the construction of socialism and the progress toward a communist society.
The leadership organs and agencies of the party, their members and their organizations shall seek to ensure that the mechanisms, methods and procedures proper to the Party are used in its relations with state institutions.
It may therefore be considered that with respect to activity of political parties, practice in Cuba is not in accordance with the doctrine of the Commission, according to which the existence of diverse political parties is a fundamental condition of democracy and prevents a monopoly on power by any one group or individual.
www.cidh.oas.org /countryrep/cuba83eng/chap.1.htm   (2834 words)

 Declaration Of The Communist Party Of Cuba
Its deliberate aim is to exclude communist organizations from active participation in the politics of these nations.
The document, questioning and condemning communist ideology as its starting point, aims to identify the principles of class struggle and the dictatorship of the proletariat as instruments with which crimes against humanity were committed.
It is directed, however, towards destroying all forms of resistance to the neo-liberal hegemony which has been espoused by both the right wing and the social democrats in the Old World and is being exported to the countries of Eastern Europe for the last ten years or more.
www.embacubasiria.com /pcc240106e.html   (676 words)

 Perspectives of The Cuban Revolution
The July 26th Party Jacobin type leadership would have to give way to a more proletarian type, even though this would entail a split within that party and perhaps a fusion with elements within the Communist Party of Cuba.
Should Cuba become more industrialized by processing, preserving, canning, and manufacturing food products, these latter operations should be tied up closely with the actual production of the agricultural raw materials so that, as far as practicable, the two can become entities as closely intertwined as the sugar fields and the sugar refineries.
Cuba, not Mexico, will have to become the regional Latin American headquarters for revolution and all funds will have to be spent through Castro and his Cuban control.
www.weisbord.org /CubanRev.htm   (2407 words)

 The Cuban Communist Party's Anti-Castro Activities
The party was officially founded in August of 1925 by Julio Antonio Mella, a student leader, Carlos Balino, an associate of Cuban liberator Jose Marti, and Fabio Grobart, a Jewish tailor who ironically had escaped from Communist pogroms in his native Poland three years earlier.
The Communists docility and dangerous co-existence with Batista included several painful episodes in the struggle against the tyrant, such as the Party's boycott of anti-Batista demonstrations and their siding with Batista's police against a group of organized demonstrators as early as November 19, 1955.
Castro intelligently recognized that the Communist party leaders were extremely able in organizing the political muscles of the country in a manner which would benefit his upcoming official joining of the Communist bloc.
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 Cuba's Communist Party to track path to 21st century/ Reuter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Authorities are portraying the Oct. 8-10 Fifth Party Congress as an occasion to mark support for President Castro's 38-year-old revolution -- now a post-Soviet era hybrid of one- party socialism with some capitalist trimmings -- rather than a moment for radical departures.
The congress, the first full party gathering since 1991, is bound to highlight the role of Castro, 71, even if the question is not voiced by the 1,500 delegates and 250 guests at Havana's Convention Centre.
The reforms have pulled Cuba out of the worst of the crisis but authorities are still wary of letting the small private sector evolve.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/commie.10697.html   (641 words)

 Discord in Cuba's Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gloria Leon, head of the party cell in the university's History Department and a teacher of U.S. history, was the third Havana professor censured for political reasons in the past year, the sources said.
She was ejected from the party last year after publishing a paper on Cuba's lack of democracy, and friends said they now fear she will be fired from the university.
The suspension of Leon's party membership after a turbulent eight-hour disciplinary hearing on July 19, while largely symbolic, highlighted some of the problems the party has faced since it began recruiting and promoting younger members in the wake of Eastern Europe's collapse in 1989.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/commie.discord.html   (539 words)

 Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Form of Government: Cuba is an independent republic in which the President of the State Council is Head of both State and Government.
Cuba, the Caribbean's largest island, differs from its Caribbean counterparts in that it is the only island that has a socialist economy.
Since 1994 Cuba has been able to maintain positive growth rates, although growth fell from 7.8 per cent in 1996 to 2.5 per cent in 1997.
www.oecs.org /CPN/cprofiles/Cuba.htm   (438 words)

 Cuba's Communist Party replaces its head of ideology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Granma, the voice of the Communist Party of Cuba, said the changes were made during a meeting overseen by Fidel Castro, who heads the party as first secretary.
As the party's first secretary for Havana for nearly a decade, Lazo has been heavily involved in the government's ''battle of ideas,'' an ongoing ideological campaign launched during the international custody battle over the boy Elián González, who returned to his family in Cuba in June 2000.
Lazo, the head of Cuba's powerful Communist Party in the nation's capital, has replaced one of the party's founders in a key national post overseeing ideology, the daily newspaper Granma reported Tuesday, June 24, 2003.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/935124/posts   (793 words)

 CUBA: Communist Party expels one of its own   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Cuba's Communist Party leadership said Friday it has expelled one of its younger Politburo members for repeatedly failing to overcome such 'errors' as abuse of authority and arrogance.
Robinson's dismissal comes as Cuba is striving to build up its younger leadership to eventually take over for the original revolutionary leaders, many of whom are now in their 70s.
So far, only Venezuela and Cuba are signatories to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, which aims to offer shared trade and cooperation agreements among Latin American nations in lieu of Washington-led pacts based on free market principles.
www.topix.net /content/kri/3543585016405642727535694344593296451075   (717 words)

 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Communist Cuba is the main focus of Arca?s FOREIGN POLICY grants list, and although it gives money to other international and domestic institutions, it annually gives a substantial amount of funds to causes dealing with communist Cuba.
During this party, agents of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC provided delicacies like smoked salmon, shrimp and fruit that although taken for granted here in the United States, are unavailable to most of the Cuban population back on the island.
As a dedicated enemy of Castro?s communist tyranny he was arrested, beaten tortured and murdered in Aguaderos prison in the province of Santiago de Cuba.
www.puenteinfocubamiami.org /guantanamo_june2001.html   (5618 words)

 CPUSA Online - Greetings from the Communist Party of Cuba (English)
Almost half a century after the January 1, 1959 victory, the people of Cuba continue to be the target of a hostile U.S. government that in its obsession to destroy the Cuban Revolution intensifies its economic war against Cuba and is an obstacle to bettering the relations between our peoples.
Cuba also demands that justice be done in the case of the Cuban-born terrorist Orlando Bosch, Posada Carriles’ accomplice in the aforementioned attacks, and the intellectual author of the assassination of Orlando Letelier, former minister of the government of Salvador Allende in Chile, and his assistant the American Ronnie Moffit in Washington, DC in 1976.
Throughout this battle the people of Cuba have not abandoned their efforts for economic and social development and actually are carrying out numerous programs whose objective is a more just and caring society.
www.cpusa.org /article/articleview/690/1/41   (311 words)

 Cuba puts focus on corruption
HAVANA - Cuba's ruling Communist Party has launched a far-reaching assault on ''corruption and illegalities'' that could lead to the expulsion of moderate members.
The campaign -- yet to be reported by official government media -- reflects the party's ideological retrenchment and underlines the extent to which the government has renounced its timid market-oriented reforms of the early 1990s.
Over the past two or three months, members of the party's Political Bureau have been visiting local party branches to tell militants that they have one last chance to clean up their acts.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /cuba/focus.htm   (664 words)

 The Communist Party of Cuba: a view at its Vth Congress
Today I am standing before you, representing the Communist Party of Cuba, with the message that the Revolution of Martí, of Che Guevara and of Fidel Castro, has not been defeated, has not surrendered and will not capitulate.
At the Vth Congress the ranks of our Party were reinforced, qualitatively and quantitatively: of the more than 780,000 militants, 232,000 have entered the organisation over the last five years.
In the recently concluded elections of January 1998, the rate of participation of the popation was 98%, thus maintaining the principle that it are the people who vote and elect and not the Party.
www.wpb.be /icm/98en/98en22.htm   (998 words)

The current Constitution was formally set in place in 1976, denoting the Communist Party (P.C.C.) as the only directing political power, superior to the society and the State and whose range encompasses the entire labor and educational infraestructure of the country as well as the military.
Article 5: The Communist Party of Cuba, martial and Marxist-Leninist, organized vanguard of the Cuban nation, is the superior directing force of the society and the State, that organizes and guides the common efforts toward the high end of the construction of Socialism and the advance toward the communist society.
As demonstrated in its own Constitution, from the very same breast of the Communist Party, is an offshoot of political organizations and they huddle the whole of society in an all one.
www.netforcuba.org /InfoCuba-EN/Government/CommunistParty.htm   (281 words)

 Cuba pits 'Plan Raul' against 'Plan Bush'
Cuba's Communist Party reaffirms daily that Fidel's handover of power to his brother Raul is a plan to stave off any offensive by US President George W. Bush toward a political transition.
Cuba's Communist Party reaffirms daily that Fidel Castro's handover of power to his brother Raul is a plan to stave off any offensive by US President George W. Bush toward a political transition.
And in a June speech, Raul said only Cuba's Communist Party was Fidel's "worthy heir," and suggested a governing body to assure the regime's stability.
archive.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=137958   (637 words)

 Cuba after 1970   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Communist Party became the central element in the Cuban regime
Party membership enlarged (400,000 members by the mid 1970s)
"The Communist Party of Cuba, the organized Marxist-Leninist vanguard of the working class, is the highest leading force of society and the state, which organizes and guides the common effort towards the goals of the construction of socialism and progress towards a communist society"
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~caguirre/382_Cuba_2.html   (211 words)

 CPUSA Online - Struggles - International Communist Unity -
The Communist Party USA (yes, there is such a thing) issued a statement calling the arrest “a violation not only of the civil rights of Comrade Garland as an Irish citizen, but of the sovereignty of the country of Ireland”.
Message of greetings from the Communist Party of Cuba to the 28th National Convention of the CPUSA (in Spanish).
by Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, 07/19/2005 10:41
www.cpusa.org /article/archive/41   (635 words)

 ABC News: Cuba's Communist Party Expels Member
HAVANA Apr 28, 2006 (AP)— Cuba's Communist Party leadership said Friday it has expelled one of its younger Politburo members for repeatedly failing to overcome "errors" such as abuse of authority and arrogance.
Robinson, now 49, is from the eastern city of Santiago Cuba's second largest city after Havana and had been the party's first secretary for the Santiago Province since 1994.
But the Communist Party's daily newspaper Granma said Friday that Robinson had become "a lamentable and unusual case of the inability of a political cadre to overcome his errors."
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1903556   (263 words)

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