Translation of the Proposed Constitution for Cuba: The Official Acceptance of the Platt Amendment, and the Electoral Law

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - 52 páginas

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Página 24 - VII. That to enable the United States to maintain the independence of Cuba, and to protect the people thereof, as well as for its own defense, the government of Cuba will sell or lease to the United States lands necessary for coaling or naval stations at certain specified points to be agreed upon with the President of the United States.
Página 23 - I. That the government of Cuba shall never enter into any treaty or other compact with any foreign power or powers which will impair or tend to impair the independence of Cuba, nor in any manner authorize or permit any foreign power or powers to obtain by colonization or for military or naval purposes or otherwise, lodgment in or control over any portion of said island.
Página 23 - III. That the government of Cuba consents that the United States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty, and for discharging the obligations with respect to Cuba imposed by the treaty of Paris on the United States, now to be assumed and undertaken by the government of Cuba.
Página 23 - II. That said government shall not assume or contract any public debt, to pay the interest upon which, and to make reasonable sinking fund provision for the ultimate discharge of which the ordinary revenues of the Island, after defraying the current expenses of government, shall be inadequate.
Página 24 - ... to protect the people thereof, as well as for its own defense, the government of Cuba will sell or lease to the United States lands necessary for coaling or naval stations at certain specified points to be agreed upon with the President of the United States. VIII. That by way of further assurance the government of Cuba will embody the foregoing provisions in a permanent treaty with the United States.
Página 16 - Provincial Councils and Their Powers. ART. 93. Provincial Councils shall have the right to — First. — Decide all matters concerning the Province, and which, under the Constitution, treaties, or laws, are not within the general jurisdiction of the State or the special jurisdiction of the ayuntamientos.
Página 4 - ART. 7. Cuban citizenship is forfeited: First. By acquiring foreign citizenship. Second. By accepting employment or honors from another government without permission of the Senate. Third. By entering the military service of a foreign nation without a like permission. Fourth. By a naturalized Cuban residing five years continuously in his native country, except by reason of his being in the employ of or fulfilling a commission of the Government of the Republic.
Página 4 - Foreigners who, after five years' residence in the territory of the Republic and not less than two years from the time that they declared their intention of acquiring Cuban citizenship, may obtain their letters of naturalization in conformity with the laws.
Página 19 - ART. 96. All resolutions of the provincial councils may be suspended by the governor of the Province or by the President of the Republic, whenever, in their judgment, they may...
Página 8 - ART. 45. The Senate shall be composed of four Senators from each Province, elected therefrom for a period of eight years by the provincial councilmen and by a double number of electors, who, together with the provincial councilmen, shall constitute an Electoral Board. One-half of the electors must be persons who pay the highest amount of taxes and the remainder shall possess the qualifications that may be determined by law. All of the electors must also be of age and residents of municipal districts...

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