Coincidentally, some of the reforms which the government promotes are precisely in some of the areas in which the Heredia Project has called for reform. In each case, the new laws, far from giving power to the people, have been designed so that the government retains the last word.
These laws, not only confirm the government´s control, they also maintain the discrimination against the Cuban citizens. For instance, the reform of the immigration laws eliminated the exit permit (permiso de salida), but added a list of requirements to receive the actualized passport. The government continues deciding who may enter or leave the island. So it is a procedural change and not an actual recognition of the right to travel that all people have because of their human condition. And this is just one representative example. This time I could get out but other Cubans couldn’t and still can’t.
|Regis, John and Rosa Maria signing for Liberation|
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