Ongoing: Democracy + Communism: In Print - NYT :: Cuba: Communism Relived: Cuba_Paskova_033

A portrait of José Martí - Cuban poet, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, and political theorist - hangs at a polling station as voters place their ballots in Cuba's Elecciones Parciales (Partial Elections) to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power, the country's unicameral parliament, on April 19, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The delegates function as district representatives for a 2.5 year term, communicating complaints and new guidelines between the electorate the Assembly. Voting is not mandatory, but frowned upon if not exercised.

A portrait of José Martí - Cuban poet, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, and political theorist - hangs at a polling station as voters place their ballots in Cuba's Elecciones Parciales (Partial Elections) to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power, the country's unicameral parliament, on April 19, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The delegates function as district representatives for a 2.5 year term, communicating complaints and new guidelines between the electorate the Assembly. Voting is not mandatory, but frowned upon if not exercised.