FUNDAMENTAL THOUGHTS FOR A TRANSITION IN CUBA
by Manuel Cereijo
The first step for a transition in Cuba should be the derogation of the 1976 Socialist Constitution, and the elimination of all the political organs of the present system, including the Asamblea Popular, Consejo de Estado, and the Communist party. Then,
Those measures indicated above would be basic socio-political changes to guarantee a free society. From the economic point of view, there will be a need for:
We need to guarantee social justice, peace, the right to live without fear, persecution, arbitrary arrest, and humiliation. A new free, growing, stable society should be the main goal in order to achieve prosperity and happiness for all Cubans.
We need to create the respect of all Cubans to partake in the creation of a democratic system of government, encouraging citizen participation within the framework of a civil and open society, whose powers rest on municipal, provincial institutions.
All religious activities should be permitted without government interference, including the construction and reconstruction of churches and temples. Religious organizations should have the right to own and administer schools, convents, hospitals, and media outlets in the written press and on radio and television.
The citizens should have the freedom to work in the profession of choice. All employees should have the right to paid leave of absence for vacation, maternity, disability. Mobility, both horizontal and vertically for all workers, according to talent, and individual decisions.
No more mention to betrayed revolution or other forms of socialism. These are political anachronisms. Cuba does not need more revolutionary rhetoric or failed socialist experiments. We need an option for peace and prosperity, democracy, and capitalism.