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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 11 / 12 / 2014

The Justice Minister María Esther Reus said the unnecessary bureaucracy that affects the legal formalities in Cuba should disappear. The certifications required by public entities must decrease in order to improve care and facilitate civil registry procedures.

The minister gave as an example that sometimes certifications are requested for information that is included in the ID an official accessible document.

Cubans are irritated by the long lines they have to do in the registry offices to request and days to withdraw certificates of birth, marriage or death.

They are irritated also by the enormous amount of certificates and documents to be submitted for any procedure, such as the transfer of ownership of a home or the renewal of ration card when changing neighborhood.

Several Cuban intellectuals have warned that the bureaucracy slows development and economic reforms taking place in the country.

"We have to put ourselves in the position of those who come to our units (...) and therefore we should make life easier for people," said Minister Reus.

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