For military members, the crime of rape can be (and has been) punished by death.The age of consent for members of the military is 16 years of age.As well, Article 133 states that all Cuban citizens, men and women alike, who have full political rights can be elected.And if the election is for deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power they must be more than 18 years old.If you are 12 to 15, a person can’t have sex with you, touch you sexually or perform a sexual act in front of you if they are more than two years older than you, even if you agree.However, it is not an offence if the person honestly believed that you were 16 or if there was less than a two-year age difference between you. For example, if a person is 17 and has sex with someone who is 15, it is not a crime.
Depending on whether the sex is consensual or not, the crime can be punishable by death.
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Answer: As a 17-year-old coming to Cuba, you will not be considered a minor, as minors in Cuba are all those under the age of 16, which is also the legal age of consent in the country.
While there doesn’t appear to be a legal drinking age in Cuba, the purchase age for both alcohol and cigarettes is 18 years.