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Draft Constitution Strengthens Cuban Cultural Policy

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Draft Constitution Strengthens Cuban Cultural Policy. Photo: Prensa Latina.Guantanamo, Cuba, Sep 7.- The new Draft Constitution strengthens the cultural policy of the Cuban State, Luis Morlote, first vice president of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), stated today.

That document expresses the axiom on the broadest creative freedom of form and content, and for us, this is a reaffirmation of the cultural policy Cuba has been applied since the triumph of the Revolution, the intellectual told Prensa Latina.

We can analyze in the document a treatment to the issue of the conservation of heritage, monuments, the importance of teaching history, the continuity of art teachers training and other transcendental issues that involve the sector, he explained.

Cuban artists and intellectuals feel fully identified with the new Draft Constitution, it is revolutionary; we have also had a very active participation since its conception, when we are a member of the Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Commission at the National Assembly, Morlote said.

'Our aspirations are included in that document because we consider it expresses the society we have and the one we want to build, establishes the bases for the changes that should be taken place, improve the socialism we have been building and from which the artists are members'.

We express our commitment and support to this process, which, from now on, we consider successful because it attracted popular mobilization, people have acted with a sense of belonging, discussing the issues and proposing others, the UNEAC vice president said.

Renowned artist Aristides Hernandez, known as Ares, also said that the debate on the new Draft Constitution shows that our system is democratic.

These debates have created a participatory space, the people have had the opportunity to comment, this is an unprecedented exercise that will go down in history due to its political and social significance, the cartoonist said.