Re Jose Azel’s April 22 column, Rewriting constitution’s not the answer: While I often agree with Azel, I believe that there are times when nations have no choice but to write a new constitution.
That’s the case we’re facing with Cuba today. If we really want organic, not cosmetic, change on the island, the Communist constitution of 1976 has to go. This demands a new, fair, definition of the relationship between human beings and the state.
In fact, to call now for a constitutional convention to be monitored by the United States and the European Union looks like a worthy course of action for our leaders in exile and on the island to consider. At one point, decades ago, the old 1940 constitution would have sufficed. But a new generation and a new reality have emerged since.
Felipe Fernandez, Miami