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Freedom of expression does not exist in Cuba. Only expressions that coincide with official political ideology as established by Fidel Castro is allowed. Criticism of errors, corruption or abuses on the part of the government is punishable. The laws that prohibit freedom of expression through political offenses list crimes such as: enemy propaganda, disrespect to the Commander in Chief (Fidel Castro), offense to the homeland, ideological deviation, dangerousness and distribution of false information.
Cubans cannot freely enter or exit their own country. Among those who are prohibited from leaving the country are the youths between the ages of 16 to 27, well known athletes and individuals with high profiles in science, art and culture, or who have obtained military ranks or occupied influential political positions. Doctors particularly face great obstacles to leaving the country permanently.
In Cuba, no one can sell a house. Home swapping is the only transaction tolerated, as long as prior clearance is obtained from authorities. Internal regulations also require that authorities be informed of the identity and other personal data of any individual who resides at the home of another for a period of more than 30 days. In the case of foreigner, information must be immediately provided.
Article 38 of the current Constitution establishes that educational and cultural policies are based on Marxist-Leninist philosophy, and emphatically states that the purpose of the government is the communist formation of children, youths and adults, and artistic creativity is free as long as long as its expression and content is not contrary to the goals of the Revolution. In fact, the only published writers are those who are politically integrated to the government. Unconditional political conformation is a basic requirement to succeed culturally and intellectually.
Even today, the Cuban Penal Code contains 19 articles by which the death penalty can be imposed, 15 of them for political motives. Cuba laws are so ambiguous and obscure hat the government can apply them arbitrarily, as in Article 97, clause 3, that states: "Whatsoever engages in recognizance activities, takes photographs or procures or obtains information without the authorization of State Security, incurs a 10 to 20 years prison sentence or the death penalty." Note that law doesn't clarify what type of information cannot be obtained nor what places cannot be photographed.