By Circles Robinson

The Cuban Communist Party announces an important Congress for April, 2011. Photo: Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 8 — A long awaited congress of the Communist Party of Cuba was announced Monday by President Raul Castro for April, 2011.

Cuba’s only allowed political party “will center it’s analysis on the economic and social model of the country,” said President Raul Castro who is the second secretary of the organization still led by Fidel Castro.

The last congress was held in 1997.  A congress is supposed to take place every five years but prolonged crisis has led the Party leaders to put off the important meeting where major policy changes are usually announced.

Raul Castro said that other pressing topics including an “analysis of internal organizational matters and others of national importance” would be taken up at the end of 2011 by the 1st National Conference of the Party.

In preparation for the decisive April meeting a process of debate will take place from December 1, 2010 to Feb. 28, 2011 based on a document to be sold as of Tuesday at newsstands for one peso, noted the Cubadebate.cu website.

6 thoughts on “Cuba to have Crucial Congress in April

  • PS: Ron, I regret that you have not yet awakened from the cult-like sectarianism of state monopolism. It may appear to you that I’m talking “over” you rather than “with” you, but the reality is that you have lost the ability to examine things objectively and reasonably. Your perception of my point of view is grossly obstructed because your ego can’t stand the possibility that your quasi-religious ultra-leftism might be erroneous.

    Even so, I still believe that you–like leading members of the PCC–may still come back to an open-minded reexamination of socialist theory and program, and help revitalize the world socialist movement.

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