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6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba to be held in
April 2011

Intense Period of National Discussion, Debate and Consultation Begins

On November 8, Cuban President Raul Castro, announced the decision to hold the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in April 2011. The 6th Congress will take place during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cuba's victory over the U.S. sponsored and organized Bay of Pigs invasion and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of the Socialist Character of the Cuban Revolution. The Congress will be an extremely important event for the Cuban nation, as it will focus on Cuba's economic development policy.

 In preparation for the 6th Congress, the Cuban people will engage in a profound country-wide discussion and debate from December 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011 of the document "The Economic and Social Development Policy Project." The document lays out proposals and guidelines, which will be accepted, modified or amended based on the outcomes of the national discussion and debate at the 6th Congress.

The Economic and Social Development Policy Project states: "The Sixth Party Congress will concentrate on a solution to our economic problems...The economic policy in the new phase will correspond with the principle that only socialism is capable of overcoming difficulties and preserving the gains of the revolution, and that in updating the economic model, planning will be paramount, not the market."


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