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Cubans vote on whether to change country’s constitution


CRISIS IN VENEZUELA.
>>BRILLIANT REPORTING. THANKS>>BRILLIANT REPORTING. THANKS
A LOT. NOW TO HAVANA, WHERE A LOT. NOW TO HAVANA, WHERE
CUBANS VOTED ON WHETHER OR NOT CUBANS VOTED ON WHETHER OR NOT
TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION. TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION.
HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE
MEASURE IS APPROVED. MEASURE IS APPROVED.
>>REPORTER: IT IS EXPECTED THE>>REPORTER: IT IS EXPECTED THE
MAJORITY OF CUBANS WILL APPROVE MAJORITY OF CUBANS WILL APPROVE
THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM. THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM.
ANALYSTS WILL BE LOOKING AT THE ANALYSTS WILL BE LOOKING AT THE
FINAL NUMBERS, PARTICULARLY WHO FINAL NUMBERS, PARTICULARLY WHO
POINTS NO. THEY THINK IT MAY POINTS NO. THEY THINK IT MAY
POINT TO A PUBLIC DISCONTENT ON POINT TO A PUBLIC DISCONTENT ON
THE ISLAND. A FIRST-TIME THE ISLAND. A FIRST-TIME
VOTING FOR 16-YEAR OLD CRUZ. VOTING FOR 16-YEAR OLD CRUZ.
IT HELPS DEFINE OUR COUNTRY, IT HELPS DEFINE OUR COUNTRY,
SHE TOLD US. IT’S IMPORTANT, SHE TOLD US. IT’S IMPORTANT,
SHE SAYS, ALL CUBANS KNOW THIS SHE SAYS, ALL CUBANS KNOW THIS
DOCUMENT BECAUSE IT WILL DOCUMENT BECAUSE IT WILL
PROTECT US. AT THIS POLLING PROTECT US. AT THIS POLLING
LOCATION A SIGN IN FAVOR OF THE LOCATION A SIGN IN FAVOR OF THE
REFERENDUM, PART OF A LARGER REFERENDUM, PART OF A LARGER
CAMPAIGN BY THE CUBAN CAMPAIGN BY THE CUBAN
GOVERNMENT TO GET PEOPLE TO GOVERNMENT TO GET PEOPLE TO
VOTE YES. AT ANOTHER POLLING VOTE YES. AT ANOTHER POLLING
LOCATION, WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE LOCATION, WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE
COUNTRY’S PRESIDENT, WHO HAS COUNTRY’S PRESIDENT, WHO HAS
BEEN CONFIDENT SOME CRITICS SAY BEEN CONFIDENT SOME CRITICS SAY
PREMATURE IN SAYING THE PREMATURE IN SAYING THE
REFERENDUM WILL PASS. REFERENDUM WILL PASS.
>>(SPEAKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE)>>(SPEAKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE)
>>REPORTER: TODAY WE’RE NOT>>REPORTER: TODAY WE’RE NOT
JUST VOTING FOR OUR JUST VOTING FOR OUR
CONSTITUTION, HE SAYS, WE’RE CONSTITUTION, HE SAYS, WE’RE
VOTING FOR LATIN-AMERICAN, THE VOTING FOR LATIN-AMERICAN, THE
CARIBBEAN AND VENEZUELA. IF CARIBBEAN AND VENEZUELA. IF
THIS CONSTITUTION IS APPROVED, THIS CONSTITUTION IS APPROVED,
CUBA REMAINS ONE PARTY CUBA REMAINS ONE PARTY
SOCIALIST SYSTEM WITH A SOCIALIST SYSTEM WITH A
CENTRALLY-PLANNED ECONOMY. CENTRALLY-PLANNED ECONOMY.
HERE’S WHAT CHANGES. CUBA HERE’S WHAT CHANGES. CUBA
RECOGNIZES THE MARKET AND RECOGNIZES THE MARKET AND
PRIVATE BUSINESS. IT LIMITS PRIVATE BUSINESS. IT LIMITS
PRESIDENTIAL TERMS TO TWO EACH PRESIDENTIAL TERMS TO TWO EACH
FIVE YEARS AND THE PRESIDENT FIVE YEARS AND THE PRESIDENT
HAS TO BE UNDER 60 TO SERVE. HAS TO BE UNDER 60 TO SERVE.
THE ROLL OF PRIME MINSTER IS THE ROLL OF PRIME MINSTER IS
INTRODUCED AND THE NEW VERSION INTRODUCED AND THE NEW VERSION
INCLUDES — AND THE RIGHT TO A INCLUDES — AND THE RIGHT TO A
LAWYER AFTER BEING ARRESTED. LAWYER AFTER BEING ARRESTED.
THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN
HIGHLY CRITICIZED FOR NOT HIGHLY CRITICIZED FOR NOT
GIVING THE OPPOSITION PUBLIC GIVING THE OPPOSITION PUBLIC
SPACE TO DESCENT. THOSE HAVE SPACE TO DESCENT. THOSE HAVE
RESORTED TO USING SOCIAL MEDIA. RESORTED TO USING SOCIAL MEDIA.
IN EASTERN CUBA — AND IN EASTERN CUBA — AND
YESTERDAY HERE IN HAVANA TWO YESTERDAY HERE IN HAVANA TWO
TOOK TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST

One Comment

  1. Hiccum Blurpaedius
    Hiccum Blurpaedius February 25, 2019

    Send Rubio back to Cuba. We need war to kill the US government

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