HAVANA TIMES — The top story today in Cuba’s official newspaper Granma is that Segundo Frente, a community in eastern Cuba, elected Raul Castro as one of their representatives to attend the VII Communist Party this coming April.
General Castro, who also holds the titles of First Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, needed to have some community propose his attending the important event.
The Congress is expected to approve new economic reforms and possibly changes in the Cuban constitution of 1976.
The Communist Party of Cuba, which considers itself the vanguard of society, includes around 10 % of the Cuban population in its membership. It’s decisions and policies are the guiding light for the rest of the country’s centralized institutions.