The official organ of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) explained the reasons why the island’s municipal authorities denied permission to a march initially called for November 20 in several localities, which they considered part of destabilizing plans promoted by the United States.
The newspaper oublished the Article 45 of the Constitution, according to which ‘the exercise of people’s rights is only limited by the rights of others, collective security, general welfare, respect for public order, the Constitution and the laws’.
Granma recalled that the current Constitution was approved just three years ago by 86.85 percent of voters and states:
‘The pronouncements on the irrevocability of the socialist system established in Article 4, and the prohibition to negotiate under the circumstances provided for in Article 16 (a), paragraph a), are, by no means, reformable.’
‘One of its promoters has been trained in courses sponsored by the right-wing Argentine foundation CADAL, U.S. universities and think tanks such as the Carniege Fund for International Peace (directed until recently by the current director of the CIA, William J. Burns),’ it said.
Granma also criticized the involvement of U.S. embassy officials in Havana, which does not even provide consular services.